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Former Chelsea midfielder slams ‘stubborn’ Maurizio Sarri

Former Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has slammed Blues manager Maurizio Sarri for being too stubborn in his approach to management.

Sarri replaced Antonio Conte as Chelsea manager at the start of the 2018/19 season. The Italian endured a relatively successful first season in charge. He coached Chelsea to a top-three spot in the Premier League, the final of the Carabao Cup and also the Europa League trophy.

However, despite that, Sarri fell out with several players in the dressing room.

Cesc Fabregas slams Sarri for rigid approach

This includes Fabregas, who left the club to sign with Monaco in January. The Spaniard hardly featured under Sarri, who preferred much younger and more energetic players in his midfield.

Now, Fabregas has commented about how life was under the Italian manager.

“Well, he is a manager with his own ideas and he doesn’t move from them much. He has an idea of how he wants to play. the football that he really wants to play. He doesn’t move from it.”

“No matter what you tell him, no matter what you advise him, no matter what your opinion is, he will never change. He is very superstitious, he is very stubborn in this way.

“But he did it the way he likes it. He has his own vision of football. in the end, he is where he is with it and you have to respect that.”

After struggling to break into the first team, Fabregas left for Monaco in January. Sarri, on the other hand, is expected to leave the Blues in the summer despite a rather successful season.

The Italian has been linked with the Juventus job which has been vacant since the club released Massimiliano Allegri at the end of this past season.