The Blues talisman Eden Hazard is reportedly keen on seeing a new manager in the form of Maurizio Sarri as Chelsea boss.
In a dramatic tale of events last week, Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri parted ways with the Serie A club after guiding them to 2nd on the Italian league table. Sarri is now a free agent and is heavily linked to taking up Antonio Conte’s job at Chelsea this season after the Blues have had a rather underwhelming campaign.
Chelsea finished in fifth place on the Premier League table and missed out on Champions League qualification. Although the West London club did manage to defeat their fierce rivals Manchester United in the FA Cup final last weekend, Conte’s fate may already have been decided when he missed out on a top 4 spot.
But the strange news is, one Chelsea player in the form of Eden Hazard is eager for Conte to get the sack and desperate to a new manager to fill in for the Italians void. Hazard has been linked with a move to Real Madrid over the past few transfers windows.
According to news reports in Italy, Hazard has spoken to his Belgian teammate Dries Mertens at Napoli. Mertens has given Sarri a glowing recommendation with the work he’s done with the Partenopei and has informed Hazard about the 59-year-old mastermind.
Sarri shifted Mertens to a central role at Napoli’s front line which saw the 31-year-old score 22 times across all competitions this term. Hazard has also played in a false nine role for Chelsea but Antonio Conte has not managed to get the best out of the 27-year-old in that position. Hazard was the difference when Chelsea beat Manchester United at Wembley as he earned and scored the penalty.
However, Hazard, whose Chelsea contract expires in 2020 is now ready for the challenge under Sarri and could also sign a possible extension with the club if Sarri arrived at Stamford Bridge.
I doubt that Hazard would stay at Chelsea if the club manages to sack Antonio Conte, but this report says otherwise. Maybe Hazard wants to play centrally and wants to improve on his game even more with Chelsea under Maurizio Sarri.