Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri has revealed he is close to agreeing a new contract with the club that will keep him in Naples beyond his current deal which expires in 2020.
Sarri, who’s contract expires in 2-years has had a fine season with Napoli, guiding them to the summit of Serie A with the Naples club standing a good chance of winning their first Serie A title in 28-years.
The Italian media outlet Corriere dello Sport are also confirming the reports by confirming a deal will be confirmed within the next 48 hours between the manager and Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis.
Sarri, has been linked with a number of clubs this season including the vacant Italian national team job and Antoine Conte’s job at Chelsea where he is expected to be sacked at the end of the season. However, a new deal will see the 59-year-old manager stay on longer in Naples.
According to reports in Italy, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has been impressed by the style of play Sarri has installed into his attacking Napoli team. The Russian owner maybe tempted to offer Napoli big money to secure his services should he sign a new deal as expected.
Only last week Sarri told Italian reporters when asked about his future with Napoli: “The contract is there and we will have to make sure the conditions are agreed.
“The fans are great and I hope I can always give 100 per cent. If I am not able to do that then I will have to take a step back. Otherwise, I can go on.
“I feel a big debt to the fans and and the only way I can repay it is to give my best.”
Judging by those comments made Chelsea Football Club will have to look elsewhere in their search for a new manager.