Maurizio Sarri finally installed as Chelsea boss as Jorginho signs too

Maurizio Sarri finally installed as Chelsea boss as Jorginho signs too

Maurizio Sarri finally installed as Chelsea boss as Jorginho signs too

It wasn't easy for me to convince you in the beginning but in the end I hope I did you proud!

The thing is though, we won't be seeing Sarri smoking inside Stamford Bridge because smoking was banned from all stadiums in July 2007, which obviously means the 59-year-old wouldn't be able to spark up during the 90 minutes. "Best of luck, Maurizio!"

Italy midfielder Jorginho has become Chelsea's first signing since Maurizio Sarri was hired as manager of the Premier League club.

Uncertainty shrouded Conte's position all last season and it had looked like he would depart in February, after successive losses by a three-goal margin to Bournemouth and Watford.

He had done little to hide his dissent over Chelsea's transfer business in the summer of 2017 and winter of 2017-18, making thinly-veiled criticisms of "the club".

Maurizio Sarri had to defend himself against accusations of homophobia and sexism while interviewing for the Chelsea job.

Fabregas earlier apologised for accidentally liking a Tweet celebrating Conte's reported sacking.

Pep Guardiola had identified the Italy worldwide as his primary midfield target following his eye catching displays against City in last season's Champions League and even singled the 26-year-old out for glowing praise.

Sarri has replaced Conte as boss before, with a short-lived spell at Arezzo in 2006-07 before Conte was reappointed.

However with Sarri still under contract with Napoli, and Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich reluctant to spend in light of his visa issues, all parties had been left in limbo until Conte was finally relieved of his duties on Friday.

This is arguably the toughest period of Abramovich's ownership, with the Russian facing visa issues with the United Kingdom authorities.

His playing style contrasts Conte's and it's likely that his arrival will see the re-introduction of the 4-3-3 to the squad, who have been playing in a three-defender system for the past two seasons.

Terry wrote on Instagram: "Love this man. Thanks for everything Boss".

"I have made many memories during my time with Chelsea, which I will take with me into my next challenge".

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