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Maurizio Sarri appointed new Chelsea manager

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Chelsea on Saturday announced the signing of former Napoli Maurizio as their new

will replace Antonio Conte, with whom the parted ways with on Friday.

signed a three-year contract with the club and has now become the sixth Italian to take charge of the Blues, after the likes of Gianluca Vialli, Claudio Ranieri, Carlo Ancelotti, and his predecessor,

"I am very happy to be coming to Chelsea and the It is an exciting new period in my career. I look forward to starting work and meeting the players on Monday ahead of travelling to Australia, where I will be able to get to know the squad and begin our match action. I hope we can provide some entertaining for our fans, and that we will be competing for trophies at the end of the season, which is what this club deserves," Sarri told Chelsea's official website.

Chelsea's Director, welcomed Sarri to the club and his philosophy to the club.

"Maurizio's Napoli side played some of the most exciting in Europe, impressing with their attacking approach and dynamism, and his coaching methods significantly improved the players at his disposal. He has plenty of experience in and and we know he is relishing the chance to work in the Premier League," she said.

During his three-year spell with Napoli, the side recorded two second-placed finishes along with one third-place finish.

Also, Napoli thrilled audiences across and with their fluid attacking football, with the two 4-1 results against and the 1-0 victory against Juve highlighting Sarri's tactical nous.

Sarri was also named the of the Year award in 2017.

On a related note, Conte's departure from Chelsea comes after a turbulent season at the helm of Reports of dressing room bust-ups and discord with after a disappointing season saw his side finish fifth, bolstered rumours of his departure.

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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 16:06 IST