It would have been a great decision if Sarri had stayed says Chelsea Legend

  • Zola believes the best of Sarri's work comes in his second season and onwards.
  • Zola has faith in Sarri's work.

Former Chelsea striker Gianfranco Zola has praised the efforts of Blues former coach Maurizio Sarri, he also wished the Italian was given more time to fulfil his potential at the Bridge.

Sarri departure was confirmed despite guiding the Blues to their second Europa League title and a third-place finish in the Premier League. The Italian is back in Italy as the new head coach of Juventus.

Chelsea announced his replacement last week as former Blues midfielder and record goalscorer Frank Lampard.

Zola was Sarri’s assistant during their short time together, the 52-year-old has believed in Sarri's work, in an interview, he told Britain’s Talksport radio:

“I think the best of Maurizio’s work comes not in the first year but more from the second year onwards,”.

“Looking at the way he works, it takes a little bit of time to put in place what he wants to do and also he is very demanding on the players. But, after the players get used to it, they get better and better and the work becomes more effective.

“It’s a pity, because I think it would have been good for the club if Maurizio stayed and it would have been good for Maurizio as well.”

Zola who played with distinction for Chelsea before hanging his boots will be following Sarri as Frank Lampard is bringing some of his own backroom staff at Derby of former Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris and Chris Jones.

“Obviously it’s painful because you’re in a place where you like to be and it means a lot to you,”

“Of course, it’s always painful, but we have to be professional and I think Chelsea are looking forward, they made other choices and I respect them, I have no problem with that.”

Zola also said he is grateful to Chelsea and Sarri:

“For an amazing learning experience”.

Zola who is currently out of Job, reported by will continue his managerial career at Juventus.

The 52-year-old will be following Maurizio Sarri to Juventus as his One-year contract at the Bridge expires, though he did not rule out a return to the Premier League as a manager.

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