Some interesting revelations this afternoon from one former Chelsea manager come somewhat as a surprise.
Chelsea have had a mass turnover of new managers in recent years and as we know, it became the norm for a factory style conveyor belt of managers going through Stamford Bridge under the Roman Abramovich ownership, and again so far under the new ownership.
At Chelsea you have to succeed, and sometimes that might not even be enough to keep your job during the Abramovich era at least.
Chelsea fans were always pretty split on Maurizio Sarri, who seemed to be like marmite with fans either loving or hating him – there wasn’t much in-between.
But Sarri has claimed today that Chelsea wanted to keep him and it was wrong for him to want to leave. He said he should have stayed in England and not go back to Italy.
Maurizio Sarri: "At #Chelsea I had a hard time in a place where no coach could last two years. But then in the last few months I had fun and I was wrong to want to leave. Not so much Chelsea, who wanted to keep me, but England. Going back to Italy was a mistake."
— Chels HQ (@Chels_HQ) November 23, 2023
Interesting comments that from Sarri.