Napoli Confirm Sarri Departure




Maurizio Sarri has taken a step towards being appointed as Chelsea manager, with Napoli's president confirming his departure from the club by issuing a farewell message.

Aurelio De Laurentiis was frustrated with his coach's refusal to sign a new deal with the club this summer amid speculation he might leave for England, and he has now confirmed Sarri is off.

He tweeted: "I'd like to thank Maurizio Sarri for his valuable contribution to the Napoli cause. He brought joy and prestige to Naples and Napoli fans all over the world with an entertaining brand of football that drew praise from all quarters. Well done, Maurizio. Aurelio De Laurentiis"

Sarri led Napoli to second in Serie A this season.