- Jose Mourinho wants Chelsea fans to drum support for Maurizio Sarri for a better performance next season
- The 60-year-old Sarri has struggled to translate his tactics at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea lying sixth on the EPL log
- Mourinho has experienced Italian football but is confident a second season will see Chelsea play better
Jose Mourinho is upbeat Chelsea Italian boss Maurizio Sarri will improve on his performances next season when squad members understand his tactics better.
According to Evening Standard, the Portuguese, who also managed Chelsea as well as Inter Milan in the Serie A is pleading with the Blues supporters to rally behind Sarri as the players understand his approach.
At the last count, the 60-year-old Sarri has faced an uphill task to bring to life his 'Sarri-ball' tactics in his first season at Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea on the sixth spot with 10 league matches to the end of the campaign.
But Mourinho, who experienced football management in Italian football, is confident Sarri will overcome his challenges in his second season at Chelsea.
"Italy is not an easy country," Mourinho was quoted as saying to beIN Sports.
"You learn how to deal with the press; it is very specialised, they have top commentators [with] great experience in football, the journalists are also very clever in using the emotion of football in Italy.
"Maurizio comes to England with more than 20 years of experience in football. I think he's ready, the main difficulty is imposing his style of play which is the way he always played with Napoli.
"The Premier League is the [league] where you sometimes have to lose your identity a bit to adapt to the characteristics of the game and the opponents.
"He will learn in time, the second season will be better for him."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Chelsea are ready to offer Maurizio Sarri another season to prove he is the right man at Stamford Bridge going forward.
According to The Metro, the 60-year-old Italian, who replaced compatriot Antonio Conte at Chelsea last summer was under intense pressure last month after heavy defeats by Bournemouth and Manchester City in back-to-back away games.
Interestingly, moments before Chelsea’s 3-4 defeat to Man City via penalties during Wembley’s Carabao Cup final, report emerged that the former Napoli star would be sent packing if Chelsea lost.
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