3 managers who can replace Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea
Maurizio Sarri had a relatively successful first season with Chelsea, as he successfully managed to take them back into the Champions League. The London side finished third in the Premier League table with 72 points, slightly better than last season's 70.
Sarri also managed to secure the first major title of his career after his side defeated Arsenal 4-1 at the Europa League final. His new signings Kepa Arrizabalaga and Jorginho all gradually settled in the first team despite criticism. However, the Italian manager's efforts haven't seemed to convince Roman Abramovich.
Sarri's relationship with Abramovich may not be excellent, as the manager has admitted that his contact with the Chelsea owner has been fleeting. Several of Chelsea fans have also been reluctant to show their support to the manager despite recent success.
Now, the former Napoli boss's departure looks imminent, as highly respected transfer guru Alfredo Pedulla has revealed Chelsea's agreement over Sarri's exit. The report revealed that Chelsea are ready to release Sarri so the 60-year-old can join Juventus.
The Old Lady have dismissed Massimiliano Allegri, and they are now looking for new names for the job. Here, we will take a look at 3 potential candidates who can replace Sarri at Stamford Bridge.
#3 Max Allegri
The Italian manager officially parted ways with Juventus after a successful 5-year-spell at the Turin-based club. He was able to develop Antonio Conte's squad into one of the strongest teams in Europe, reaching the Champions League final twice.
Juventus were unable to go far at the European competition during Conte's spell, but Allegri quickly changed the situation. An intelligent manager who has fluidity in tactics, Allegri has what it takes to become a guarantee of silverware for Chelsea.
He is also known for his ability to turnaround difficult circumstances, as he has made several high-profile comebacks in the Champions League. The Blues have to search for a domestic success amid Liverpool and Manchester City's Premier League dominance.
However, Allegri managed to win Serie A title for 5-straight seasons with Juventus. Thus, it will be very reasonable for Chelsea to list Allegri in their priority target for the managerial job.