- Chelsea former player and Manager furious as Chelsea’s decision on Sarri.
- Zola thanks Chelsea for the opportunity, looks forward to managing in England in the future.
Sarri left Chelsea for Juventus after his one-season spell at the Bridge, where he lead the team to a Europa triumph and also a third-place finish in the Premier League.
Frank Lampard replaced the Italian coach at Chelsea last week and has resumed training with his new team this week.
“I think the best of Maurizio’s work comes not in the first year but more from the second year onwards,”
Zola, who assisted Sarri during his spell, told Britain’s Talksport radio.
“Looking at the way he works, it takes a little bit of time to put in place what he wants to do and also he is very demanding on the players. But, after the players get used to it, they get better and better and the work becomes more effective.
“It’s a pity because I think it would have been good for the club if Maurizio stayed and it would have been good for Maurizio as well.”
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Zola followed Sarri out of the club with all Sarri’s backroom staff and other assistant coaches, with Lampard coming in with Jody Morris and Chris Jones to work alongside him.
“Obviously it’s painful because you’re in a place where you like to be and it means a lot to you,” Zola said.
“Of course, it’s always painful, but we have to be professional and I think Chelsea are looking forward, they made other choices and I respect them, I have no problem with that.”
Zola said he would be looking for another job in English football and was grateful to both Chelsea and Sarri for an “amazing learning experience”.
The Italian man has had other stints with premier league teams like West Ham, Watford and also Birmingham. He coached an Italian side Cagliari too before his assistant Job at Chelsea.
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