Maurizio Sarri has admitted that being Chelsea boss has proven to be harder than he had first anticipated. Welcome to Stamford Bridge, Maurizio!
Being Chelsea manager is an unforgiving task. The level of expectation is incredibly high. The fans, the board, everyone with any affiliation to the club, we are all desperate for trophies. For a man that has never won a trophy before, that’s probably difficult to deal with.
Sarri was in charge of Napoli prior to becoming Chelsea manager. It’s a big club, but the expectations are incomparable. He overachieved with the resources he had available to him at Napoli, which was one of the main reasons he got the Chelsea job in the first place.
He will have known what he was walking into, but even Sarri has admitted that being in charge of Chelsea has been harder than he imagined. Speaking to the media ahead of our clash with Huddersfield tomorrow afternoon, Sarri is quoted by Sky Sports saying:
“Probably yes, but I knew very well it’s very difficult. The level is very high and this team played another [style of] football. They won with another football, so it’s really very difficult. But we can do it. We can improve, change mentality and play our football.”
Maurizio’s had a baptism of fire in SW6. That’s just how it goes at this club. He’s strong enough a man and good enough a manager to deal with it, in time. Keep the faith in Maurizio and he’ll turn us into the team we’re all dreaming of.