In the latest Chelsea news, new boy Jorginho has backed Maurizio Sarri to be a hit at Stamford Bridge.
The Brazilian-born Italy international completed his switch from Napoli last week not long after his former Partenopei mentor, Sarri, had been confirmed in the hotseat.
After months of speculation regarding Antonio Conte’s future at the club, the 59-year-old appeared to have been waiting in the wings and is now getting his first taste of life with the Blues on their pre-season trip to Australia.
Conte won both the Premier League and FA Cup during his two years at the club and similar returns will be expected of his successor.
Chelsea are 14/1 to win the Premier League with Betfred in Sarri’s first season and if the Italian manages that feat, he will emulate compatriots Conte and Carlo Ancelotti in claiming the title in their debut seasons in England.
Jorginho was part of the Napoli team that had pushed Juventus so hard in the last few years and was one of a number of players to greatly improve under Sarri’s tutelage after joining from Hellas Verona in 2014.
The 26-year-old says Sarri is the type of coach everyone wants to perform for due to the focused and detailed manner in which he approaches his job.
“He is someone who does wonderful work, he is right on top of everything that is going on on the pitch,” he told the club’s official website. “When the weekend comes around and you have a game, you start that game knowing how every situation is going to pan out on the field offensively and defensively, and that is something that really helps you in your work.
“He is a very straight-forward person, he is easy to communicate with, he is very approachable and that is something that also helps the players.”