New Chelsea manager on the horizon as Sarri exit nears

Maurizio Sarri spent a year at Chelsea that had the highest of highs. But Chelsea are lining up another Premier League manager as his replacement

Chelsea enjoyed a decent season under boss Maurizio Sarri. Under his management, the club finished 3rd in the Premier League.

But an even bigger achievement was winning the UEFA Europa League. It was Sarri’s first ever silverware as a manager.

Despite that, Sarri did not endear himself to the Chelsea faithful. And it now seems the current Chelsea manager is on his way out.

It seems only a matter of time before Sarri joins Italian giants Juventus to replace Max Allegri. The former Juventus boss failed to achieve the targets of the club for the previous season.

Chelsea are lining up some names for their manager position. One of them is club legend, Frank Lampard.

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LEEDS, ENGLAND – MAY 15: Frank Lampard, Manager of Derby County celebrates victory following the Sky Bet Championship Play-off semi final second leg match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on May 15, 2019 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Lampard is the current manager at Derby County. His club came close to promotion to the Premier league – falling to John Terry’s Aston Villa in the playoff final.

Lampard has a history with Chelsea. He is the club’s highest scoring midfielder of all time. He was part of the golden generation at Chelsea, partnering the likes of Drogba, Terry and Cech. His return as manager would be a lovely reunion.

But Chelsea have a second manager in mind, according to the Daily Star. Current Watford boss Javi Garcia could be in charge of Chelsea next season.

And it would not be a bad choice. Watford had a strong season, finishing 11th in the league and only seven points behind 7th place Wolves.

Javi Garcia led the Hornets to the FA Cup final in the 2018/19 season. But they lost heavily to Manchester City at Wembley.

Any new Chelsea manager will have his work cut out for him. Chelsea are on a transfer ban after their transfer activity in the previous seasons.

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