maurizio sarri

Napoli boss and Chelsea managerial target Mauricio Sarri has hinted that he may exit Napoli this summer. The 59-year-old tactician is one of the possible candidates reportedly lined up to replace Antonio Conte.

Sarri has one year left on his contract with Napoli, and he has been warned by Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis after the club’s last game against Crotone that the time’s up for him to make a decision on his future at the club.

Meanwhile, although Sarri didn’t confirm where he’ll be next season, he gave strong indication that his time at Naples may be over.

“Everything in life ends and it is better to finish things after writing a beautiful story,” Sarri said.
“I don’t know if I will stay, I have to talk about it with my family.
“The situation is complicated. You can’t say you’re ready to go and try again with this squad when you don’t know that everyone will remain here. I don’t know if the club will manage to keep the players who have release clauses when offers will come in from big clubs.
“What I do think is that I could not go directly to another Italian team, and that if I had to make a change I would prefer to go abroad.”

Napoli ended the season on 91 points after the victory over Crotone, the highest ever tally for a non-champion in the Serie A while Juventus ended up as Champions with as four points margin.