Maurizio Sarri: Napoli fans unveil ‘Sarri one of us’ banner in honour of former boss who left Serie A giants for Chelsea last summer


Maurizio Sarri: Napoli fans unveil ‘Sarri one of us’ banner in honour of former boss who left Serie A giants for Chelsea last summer

This time last year, Maurizio Sarri was one of the highest rated managers across Europe.

But twelve months is a lifetime in football and the Italian has struggled in his first season in England.

There have been many low points for Sarri at Chelsea this season

Sarri’s Chelsea have been nowhere near title contenders Liverpool and Manchester City and are in a four-way battle against Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United for the remaining two Champions League spots.

The Blues’ bid for the top four suffered a huge setback as they were held to a draw at home to Burnley on Monday night and were unable to capitalise on their rivals’ results, who all lost at the weekend.

This was the latest in what have been numerous disappointments for Chelsea this season and fans have turned on Sarri multiple times – with some chanting ‘F*** Sarriball’ in criticism of the style of play he wants his team to produce on the pitch.