Chelsea have today unveiled Maurizio Sarri as their new boss with a press conference at Stamford Bridge.
The Italian manager told journalists: “Clearly we would always like to keep the strongest players, this is what any manager and club wants to do. We will have to see where the transfer market goes.
I am more of a field manager, a pitch manager than a general manager. I think I am one of the few managers bored by the transfermarket. I don’t want to talk about it, I am keen to growing the players we have”.
About Chelsea targets in the transfer market, Sarri added: “I cannot give you the names, because I don’t know. I spoke with the club and ideally I think that a pinch of quality is lacking in our centre-halves for a certain type of play. At the end of the transfers I will understand which type of game is the most suitable”.
“I cannot change 20 players, I must adapt and then I will see if we change some thing in my game because of their characteristics”.
About English players currently under contract at Chelsea: “Well, a number of English players is imposed so there will be some. I don’t want to make this distinction, I am not bothered about nationality.
Cahill can still give us a lot. In keeping the English players, something must be left. Juventus had the most Italians and it led to good results. We should respect a very long tradition”.