It appears that Antonio Conte’s future with Chelsea has now been decided after reports according to Insidefutbol claim that Maurizio Sari has agreed to manage Chelsea on a three year deal.
Sarri has been replaced by former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti at Napoli but according to Italian law, Napoli would receive about €8m for Sarri by his employers, which is his release clause and this was said to be the stumbling block to Chelsea securing a deal for him.
If Chelsea sacks Antonio Conte, they will also pay him €9m as severance package and to pay Napoli same amount for Sari’s release would be a huge burden for the Blues.
However, representatives of Sarri met with those of Chelsea on Tuesday to thrash out a deal for the Italian tactician and it is claimed that they have reached a three-year agreement according to Italian broadcaster Sportitalia via Insidefutbol.
Conte is currently on holidays and even though he ended last season with the FA Cup title, the top brass of Chelsea are displeased with him over some of his reckless comments on their transfer business.
Several names have been linked with a move for the Chelsea job including former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique but Sarri is Abramovich’s most favourite for the job.
Rather than sack Conte who has more laurels in football than Sarri, Chelsea should resolve their differences with the Italian gaffer and give him one more chance methinks.