Former Chelsea manager Mauricio Sarri admits he made a mistake by leaving the Blues back in 2019. Sarri was the manager of Chelsea before he was replaced by Frank Lampard. The Lazio boss told Repubblica that he regrets the decision he made to leave Stamford Bridge. He said this though he did not have the most enjoyable spell at Stamford Bridge. Sarri was the manager for only one season for the Blues. However, his side left an impact during his short spell at West London. He was the winner of Europa League in his final game in-charge. Moreover, it is the only major trophy of his managerial career.
His side was heavily relying on the dynamics of Eden Hazard, who enjoyed one of his best career spell before leaving for Real Madrid. Sarri was succeeded by Chelsea legend Frank Lampard. Though, his managerial spell with his former club proved out to be a disaster. Although, Sarri’s end came with European glory, he still believes he should not have left England. He said,
“At Chelsea I had a hard time in a place where no coach could last two years. But then in the last few months I had fun and I was wrong to want to leave. Not so much Chelsea, who wanted to keep me, but England. Going back to Italy was a mistake.”
The fans will be having a lot of great memories of that season as they beat their city rivals Arsenal in the Europa League final. Perhaps, they will also have some bad memories as well. The Blues fell short of Manchester City in the League Cup final at Wembley Stadium that year. Kepa left the Italian fuming after he refused from being substituted in the final moments.
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