Eden Hazard reacts to Chelsea FC’s appointment of Maurizio Sarri
Eden Hazard delivers his verdict on Chelsea FC's decision to appoint Maurizio Sarri as their new boss
Eden Hazard has insisted that he is ready to “work hard” under new Chelsea FC manager Maurizio Sarri.
The Italian manager was finally confirmed as the new boss in charge at Stamford Bridge on Saturday after months of speculation linking him with the Chelsea FC job.
Sarri has already completed his first signing for Chelsea FC after Jorginho’s move from Napoli was also confirmed on Saturday.
Hazard has been on international duty with Belgium at the World Cup this summer and he helped his country to secure third place after their 2-0 win over England on Saturday.
The 27-year-old’s future has been a source of speculation in recent weeks and he has been heavily linked with a transfer to Real Madrid.
However, the Belgian’s contract still has two years left to run, so it will be up to Chelsea FC to make the final decision on his future.
And the playmaker has appeared to indicate that he will be happy to stay at Chelsea FC and work to impress the new man in charge at Stamford Bridge.
Speaking in an interview with Belgian outlet HLN, Hazard said: “We knew already for a while that Sarri was going to become the new manager. If he’s a good manager? If he lets me win trophies, yes.
“Dries Mertens has told me he’s a good coach. We’ll have to work hard. The Italian way, but we were used to that with Antonio too.”
Chelsea FC will be looking to at least challenge for the Premier League title next season after their fifth-placed finish last term.