Maurizio Sarri backed to be a success at Chelsea

The Blues are continuing talks over a deal to bring in the Italian

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been tipped to leave the club this summer despite his contract expiring next summer.

The Italian has been linked with an exit for quite some now after a decline in club’s performances last season. The coach’s future has been under scrutiny since before the season began, as he negotiated a pay-rise without extending his contract and complaints over the club’s transfer policy.

Former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri has been linked to replace Conte in the upcoming season, who has done an excellent job since he took over the charge of the Italian side and helped them to finish second in the league last season.

The speculations further intensified when the Serie A club appointed Carlo Ancelotti as their new manager for the upcoming season. Though Sarri is still under contract with them.

The Blues are continuing talks over a deal to bring in the Italian to replace the former Juventus manager and it is believed that he will target some of his former players if he is appointed.

Kalidou Koulibaly has been tipped to be one of the players who has been linked with a move to England. He is one of the best, and most sought-after, defenders in world football after four impressive seasons in Serie A.

The Senegal International has backed his former manager to be a success at Chelsea and believes he will change the club.

“They [Chelsea] can expect nice football because he is a very good coach,” Koulibaly told Talksport about Sarri.

“I’m disappointed that he leaves like this, but we have now a big coach [Carlo Ancelotti]. We know we can win something with him.

“I hope he will win something with Chelsea because he’s a nice coach. When a coach like this comes he needs time. So, I think they have to give him time because he will change the football of Chelsea, I think.

“At Napoli we enjoyed it very much as players and the supporters enjoyed it very much. At Chelsea I think it will be the same.”

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