Maurizio Sarri is expected to leave Chelsea and join Juventus this summer, according to widespread media reports.
The Italian is believed to want to return to his homeland. It is easy to see why he may be tempted to move to the Old Lady of Italian football. They are considered to be the greatest club in the country and it is probably the ultimate dream of many football coaches from Italy to get the opportunity to manage them.
However, Chelsea are making a grave mistake in allowing the manager to leave so easily. The Blues need stability at the club at this point in time especially considering that they are set to face a two-window transfer ban and also likely see Eden Hazard leaving Stamford Bridge to join Real Madrid this summer.
After starting the season positively, Sarri drew the ire of many Blues fans, who felt that the club were not playing an attractive brand of football. In the end, he finished with a decent record, having guided the West Londoners to the Europa League title as well as to a respectable third-place finish in the Premier League.
The continual change of managers at Chelsea mean that progress will be harder as players have to continually change their roles, positions and the structure of the club changes with the arrival of the new bosses and technical staff. It would have made complete sense for the club to have Sarri at the helm of them next season as they would have continued to play under his style and get better with time.
His loss is likely to mean that a new manager will be appointed. It could result in improvement but on the other hand, it could also result in a massive decline, especially if the players do not manage to adapt to the style of play used by the new manager.