Chelsea FC looking to appoint 59-year-old as new manager – report

Chelsea FC are still keen to appoint Maurizio Sarri as their next manager, according to reports

Antonio Conte
Chelsea FC boss Antonio Conte Photo: Screengrab

Chelsea FC are looking for a solution to their managerial problem, with Maurizio Sarri still the leading candidate to take over at Stamford Bridge this summer, according to reports in the British media.

The Evening Standard is reporting that the Blues are hoping to take further steps towards appointing a new boss this week as the speculation about Antonio Conte’s future continues.

Conte led Chelsea FC to a fifth placed finish in the Premier League last season as his side struggled to produce consistent form in the top flight and ended up missing out on Champions League qualification.

However, the west London side did manage to end the campaign on a high by beating Manchester United in the FA Cup final back in May to finish the season with a trophy.

Conte’s future has been a relentless source of speculation and Italian Sarri, 59, has been strongly linked with the manager’s job at Stamford Bridge.

According to the same story, Sarri held talks with Chelsea FC back in May and would been keen to take over at the west London club this summer.

The same report says that should Chelsea FC decide to part company with Conte, he would be entitles to a pay-off of around £9.5m.

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