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Special Juan

Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

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https://www.chelseafc.com/en/news/2018/7/14/sarri-joins-chelsea

Maurizio Sarri is the new Chelsea head coach. He moves to Stamford Bridge following a successful three-year spell at Serie A side Napoli.

During his time there, the Italian, who is 59, revitalised the fortunes of the club and returned them to the Champions League while playing a scintillating brand of expansive, attacking football.

In his three years at the helm, Napoli recorded two second-place finishes in their domestic league, including last season when they achieved a record points total for a runner-up, and one third place. In 2017, he won the Serie A Coach of the Year award.

Sarri, who has signed a three-year contract, said: ‘I am very happy to be coming to Chelsea and the Premier League. It is an exciting new period in my career.

‘I look forward to starting work and meeting the players on Monday ahead of travelling to Australia, where I will be able to get to know the squad and begin our match action.

‘I hope we can provide some entertaining football for our fans, and that we will be competing for trophies at the end of the season, which is what this club deserves.’

Director Marina Granovskaia added: ‘We are delighted to welcome Maurizio and are looking forward to him bringing his football philosophy to Chelsea.
‘Maurizio’s Napoli side played some of the most exciting football in Europe, impressing with their attacking approach and dynamism, and his coaching methods significantly improved the players at his disposal.

‘He has plenty of experience in Serie A and the Champions League and we know he is relishing the chance to work in the Premier League.’
 

Along with the team’s improvement in results, Sarri’s reign in Naples will be remembered for the quality of Napoli’s play. The term ‘Sarri-ball’ was coined and he also earned praise for his ability to re-shape the structure of the squad, nurturing some of the club’s younger talents with hugely positive results.
 

 

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A lot of work to do in very little time. Club need to get their fingers pulled right out their arses now and sort his squad out. Whoever is going get them gone and bring in what the man wants. Not long till start of season and this absolutely ridiculous Australia trip to come. Get it sorted lads 

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"...his coaching methods significantly improved the players at his disposal."

Clearly a not so subtle dig at Conte, but this better not be the boards excuse for not dipping into the market. They can't do to Sarri what they did to Mourinho after he won the league by thinking the squad was good enough.

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I've already mentioned it on a previous thread and perhaps it's false optimism but I get the feeling that the club will give more time, patience and resources to Sarri.

It's always been mentioned throughout the media that Roman was desperate for Guardiola and wanted to play an exciting brand of football. The way that Sarri plays is very unique and I think that is intriguing to Roman that if it works, could set Chelsea apart from everyone else. The time and patience they've showed to secure Sarri and Roman getting involved personally to sort out the appointment suggests a big support for him. The club could have easily taken the simple and cheaper route and appointed someone like Blanc who still is a big name with pedigree. 

The signing of Jorginho for me also suggests the club are prepared to significantly back Sarri by bringing in main components to help his style. I can't remember the last time Chelsea decided to go head to head with one of our main rivals and make an effort to outbid them.

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18 minutes ago, FabHazard said:

So we must be patient...It is exciting time...

Exactly

In his first year,  Napoli collected 82 points

In his sec. year, Napoli collected 86 points

In his third year Napoli collected 91 points

I have little doubt about Sarri. If fans and the board support him and be patient, he will deliver great football.

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10 minutes ago, 11Drogba said:

Exactly

In his first year,  Napoli collected 82 points

In his sec. year, Napoli collected 86 points

In his third year Napoli collected 91 points

I have little doubt about Sarri. If fans and the board support him and be patient, he will deliver great football.

In his first season too didn't he lose his 1st 5 games ?

Its 1 hellova change we have going on. We are Evolving!

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Just now, 11Drogba said:

1 win 3 draws

Lot better than lose 5!!

Only thing I hope now is we get our top 3 sorted. Pointless having an amazing CM and not having any finishers.

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50 minutes ago, Pizy said:

"...his coaching methods significantly improved the players at his disposal."

Clearly a not so subtle dig at Conte, but this better not be the boards excuse for not dipping into the market. They can't do to Sarri what they did to Mourinho after he won the league by thinking the squad was good enough.

How is that a dig at Conte? He essentially improved the players in 2016/17 and pretty sure at some point, we have all said that can only go so far before the lack of quality is exposed, which certainly was the case last season. 

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The one thing I have read which is a little bit of a worry is that he doesn't rotate his squad very often. Whilst I'd much prefer a settled side to constant tinkering, I do think a manager needs to have faith in a core group of about 18 players and use that group at key times to keep things fresh. 

The Premier League isn't just insanely intense and competitive every game, but with Europa League, domestic cup competitions, festive period, etc it's key that he understands the need at times to keep the squad fresh, especially if the team is playing high intense football.

Hopefully he'll acknowledge the squad as a whole is stronger and deeper than he had at Napoli and can utilise it accordingly to his advantage.

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For all the talk of Sarri playing attacking football, the one thing I am curious is whether he is flexible or adaptable enough to change his tactics when things are not working. Has a lot more options here than at Napoli to try different approaches if Plan A isn't working.

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