Maurizio Sarri’s move to Chelsea is a officially a done deal according to ex-club Napoli.
The chain-smoking Sarri spent three seasons in the South of Italy – finishing fifth, third and second.
His brand of football, nicknamed the ‘Sarriball’ appealed to the entire continent.
Napoli was expressive all the time, moving the ball without any respect for the opposition.
But for the upcoming season, Carlo Ancelotti will be in charge after Sarri stepped down to finalise a move to England.
That switch has dragged on for a long while – raising concerns if indeed the 59-year-old will ultimately land in Stamford Bridge.
Napoli president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, has given the biggest hint about Sarri’s future.
The Italian businessman revealed that the manager’s switch to London is almost done, just final paper works is being awaited.
“The Sarri affair is nearly at its conclusion, it all depends on him, “ He said.
“My lawyers have submitted papers to his lawyers.”
This will surely bring smiles to Blues faithful who appear keen to see Antonio Conte leave.
Chelsea crashed from reigning champions all the way to fifth in Premier League last term.