Maurizio Sarri’s strange behaviour in Chelsea exit – the three things he did straight away
It represented Sarri’s first trophy as a manager and signalled the end of a promising first campaign for the Italian, who guided the Blues to a third-place finish.
But it proved to be Sarri’s final game in charge as he quit the club last week to take over at Juventus.
The 60-year-old split opinion among the Stamford Bridge faithful due to his stubborn team selections and regular digs at the supporters.
And it seemed Sarri was fed up of life at the club after just one season.
Sarri removed the majority of his possessions from the training ground as soon as he arrived back in England.
The unusual behaviour comes amid news that:
“Sarri was fed up of life at the club after just one season.”
The rest of Sarri’s things were cleared out yesterday amid suggestions that Frank Lampard is set to take charge.
As well as that, Sarri turned off his club phone for several days.
Chelsea chiefs were unable to get in contact with him and his assistant Gianfranco Zola was left in the dark about what the future held.
Zola has turned down the opportunity to stay on at Chelsea as an ambassador and he’s expected to leave the club.
The former Blues star could be reunited with Sarri at Juventus.
Lampard will bring in his own staff, with Jody Morris set to follow him from Derby.
Former Chelsea midfielder Claude Makelele will also come in to help guide the club’s loan players.