Published: Fri, June 21, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Juventus have reached an agreement with Chelsea to appoint Maurizio Sarri

Juventus have reached an agreement with Chelsea to appoint Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea have agreed a compensation deal worth in excess of £5 million (Dh23.2m) for manager Maurizio Sarri to join Juventus, it has been reported.

Terry and Lampard were pillars of Chelsea's success, but it doesn't look as if Lampard will call on his old team-mate should he become Sarri's successor.

A clause in Lampard's contract at Pride Park means that the newly crowned Europa League Champions would have to stump up £4m should they want the former midfielder in charge for the start of the 2019/20 season.

He has taken his inquisitive mind into the managerial ranks and proved a fast learner at Derby where his blueprint was an intelligent passing game and a trust in youngsters.

But his proven track record working with talented young players, as shown at Derby last season, is an attractive commodity given the club's looming transfer ban.

Sarri arrived from Napoli last July and led Chelsea to third place in the Premier League to secure a Champions League spot before winning his first trophy in the Europa League, beating Arsenal 4-1 in the final.

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Fan favourite and all-time Blues top scorer Lampard has emerged as the frontrunner to succeed Sarri following a positive first campaign in management with Championship side Derby County, which ended with defeat to Aston Villa in the play-off final.

"He is the ideal choice".

I can see Frank managing Chelsea Football Club at some stage in his career.

Drogba continued: "Does he have to wait until he is 40 or 50 to be ready?" Drogba was quoted in the Metro.

Hoddle added: "I was offered the England job at an early age, and you always think in the back of your mind 'will that opportunity ever come back round again?', so Frank would think like that if he is offered that (Chelsea) job, I am sure".

Juventus now seems to be his likely destination, having severed ties with Massimiliano Allegri and turned their attention to a coach with great experience in Serie A.

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