Chelsea confirm Sarri as boss and sign Jorginho

[/media-credit] Maurizio Sarri has signed a three-year deal

Chelsea have confirmed the appointment of Maurizio Sarri as head coach and have completed the signing of Jorginho from Napoli.

Former Napoli boss Sarri, 59, has signed a three-year contract, while Italy international midfielder Jorginho, 26, has signed a five-year deal.

Sarri replaces fellow Italian Antonio Conte, whose departure was finally confirmed on Friday.

“I am very happy to be coming to Chelsea and the Premier League. It is an exciting new period in my career,” Sarri told Chelsea’s website.

“I look forward to starting work and meeting the players on Monday ahead of travelling to Australia, where I will be able to get to know the squad and begin our match action.

“I hope we can provide some entertaining football for our fans, and that we will be competing for trophies at the end of the season, which is what this club deserves.”

Blues director Marina Granovskaia added: “We are delighted to welcome Maurizio and are looking forward to him bringing his football philosophy to Chelsea.

“Maurizio’s Napoli side played some of the most exciting football in Europe, impressing with their attacking approach and dynamism, and his coaching methods significantly improved the players at his disposal.

“He has plenty of experience in Serie A and the Champions League and we know he is relishing the chance to work in the Premier League.”