Zidane can replace Sarri at Chelsea

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Maurizio Sarri’s serious difficulties forced Chelsea to pay attention to former Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane.

Having led the Blues last summer, Sarri didn’t suffer a single defeat in the first 12 matches and – as even the players noted themselves – made the team play in a good football.

However, then the results and quality of the game began to decline. Chelsea have reached the League Cup final, which may become Maurizio’s first trophy in London, but Chelsea management is more interested in winning a ticket to the Champions League.

Literally the day before, The Guardian reported that Sarri’s fate could be decided in the coming month. If Chelsea start to slip in the fight against Manchester United and Arsenal for fourth place in the Premier League, Maurizio will be sacked.

The club from Stamford Bridge is seriously considering the option of dismissing Sarri and sees Zidane as a possible replacement for the Italian, The Sun claims in the exclusive material.

Zinedine is still out of work at the moment after breaking up with Real Madrid at the end of last season. Zidane is associated with the appointment to Manchester United, but his chances are considered lower than Mauricio Pochettino’s at Old Trafford.

At the same time, the 46-year-old Frenchman himself is very interested in trying himself in the Premier League. In addition, Zidane was the idol for Chelsea’s best player Eden Hazard, who, being charmed by Sarri-ball at first sight, has recently been quite restrained in his statements.

(Reporting by Nathan Dent, editing by Valerie Cooper)

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