English club, Chelsea, on Saturday announced that Maurizio Sarri has been appointed as the club’s new manager.
The 59-year old Italian, who left Serie A club, Napoli at the end of last season, has signed a three-year deal with the former Premier League champions.
In a statement published on the club’s website, Sarri expressed his delight at joining the London club.
He also expressed hope that he will provide the entertaining football and trophies that the club and its fans desire.
Sarri 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.”
Marina Granovskaia, a Director at the club, said the five-time Premier League champions are anticipating Sarri deploying his attacking football philosophy that rekindled Napoli as a major force in Italian football.
“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.”