Italian legend comments on what Chelsea should do with Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea's first match this season ended in a 3-0 win for the Blues.


Chelsea have started their new Premier League campaign on a bright note, defeating Huddersfield Town convincingly. This match would be very special for Maurizio Sarri, who has just taken over the managerial position at Stamford Bridge and would be happy with the 3-0 win from his first Premier League outing.

Sarri happens to be the eighth gaffer in a decade for Chelsea and needless to say, first match at British top tier was going to be immensely important for him. However, his recent performance at Napoli speaks volumes of his capabilities and that has been reiterated by Italian legend Paolo Maldini.

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While talking to JOE earlier this week, the defending maestro said, “I hope he [Sarri] is able to share with them some of the knowledge he brought to Serie A, where with Empoli and Napoli he did great work in the last few years.”

The Italian further suggested that Sarri should get enough time to adjust himself in the Premier League. “If he gets the time, if the players understand and accept his ways – you have to think about the language barrier and different demands, a different way of training – then I feel he will be very successful,” Maldini commented.

Chelsea’s game on Saturday certainly is a good sign for the club. They dominated for most parts of the game, even without their main player Eden Hazard (the Belgian came off the bench later in the game) and the World Cup winner Olivier Giroud. If one believes in ‘morning shows the day’, Maldini’s confidence in Sarri is entirely justified, and the Chelsea management should rely on the new boss for at least two seasons.

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The former AC Milan player also pointed out that Premier League is the toughest league to come in, especially for a new manager.

“It is like a different world with football”, Maldini told. “Sarri is good tactically, with football that you want to watch, but he also has strong discipline so I’d be very, very happy to see him make a big difference in the Premier League.”

It goes without saying that Maurizio Sarri is off to a flying start in his Premier League career, but only time can tell whether he can eventually make it all the way.