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Sarri appointed Chelsea's new manager

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Maurizio has succeeded as Chelsea on a three-year deal, the club announced on Saturday.

The 59-year-old former Napoli becomes Roman Abramovich's ninth in his 15 years as owner less than 24 hours after parted company with the club he led to a league and title.

Chelsea said: "We are delighted to welcome Maurizio and are looking forward to him bringing his philosophy to Chelsea."

Sarri, a chain-smoking former banker, said he would be starting his new job "and meeting the players" on Monday ahead of Chelsea' pre-season tour.

"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," he said.

Winning trophies didn't save being shown the Stamford Bridge exit door as he was dismissed after guiding Chelsea to the in May.

His days were numbered after he fell out with the board and senior players. Chelsea believe they have got in an astute tactician who produces sides playing exciting with his three years at Napoli harvesting two second-placed finishes in

"Maurizio's Napoli side played some of the most exciting football in Europe, impressing with their attacking approach and dynamism, and his coaching methods significantly improved the players at his disposal," noted Granovskaia.

"He has plenty of experience in and and we know he is relishing the chance to work in the "

She added: "He has plenty of experience in and and we know he is relishing the chance to work in the "

Chelsea finally put an end to Conte's two year reign on Friday.

The former returned to take training this week but the writing was on the wall and the drawn out process was reportedly due to how much compensation the club should pay Napoli for

Conte began his tenure with a bang, lifting the title in his first season, but an win wasn't enough to save him even though he has the best win percentage 65.1% of any of Chelsea's managers in the Premier League era.

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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 15:50 IST