The Serie A side is keen on pursuing Sarri despite installing a coach fortnight ago.
AS Roma target Maurizio Sarri as their permanent manager in case his time at Chelsea comes to an end this season or in the Summer reportedly. Sarri’s future at Chelsea remains in doubt after a disappointing debut campaign at Stamford Bridge, having joined from Napoli last summer.
The Blues are struggling to finish in the top four after a string of bad results over the last four months, which includes losing to Bournemouth and Manchester City. They have the second-worst away record in 2019 and it is believed several players will consider leaving should Sarri stay at Stamford bridge any longer.
Gialorossi Roma are huge admirers of Sarri and are ready to make their move should Chelsea sack him or he agrees to leave Chelsea. They put ex- Fulham boss Ranieri in charge after firing Eusebio Di Francesco earlier this month, but only on a short term deal. However, at the end of the campaign Roma will reevaluate and will pursue Maurizio Sarri if he will become available.
The one executive who pushes for the Italian at Roma the most is the club’s advisor and former Tottenham technical director Franco Baldini. He is an acquaintance of Sarri, with the two having a good working relationship since negotiations between Napoli and Spurs for the signing of Vlad Chiriches.
In this case Roma will be the first club in the line to offer Maurizio Sarri a job. Roma president James Pallotta wants a big name to lead the side next term and Sarri is his first choice. The 60-year-old forged a fine reputation in Italy for the job he did at Napoli.
Nerazurri are the side to presumably compete with Roma for the Italian, as Sarri is also on the shortlist of the Inter Milan executives, who look to replace their current coach Luciano Spalletti at the end of the season as per the reports. It is believed that Antonio Conte is the other name on the Inter’s shortlist it was current club’s director Beppe Marotta who first hired him at Juventus.
Despite the fact that Italian is in no immediate danger of losing his job as he already have a contract with Chelsea for the next two seasons. But the failure to qualify for the Champions League this season could possibly mean that the Blues will opt to part ways with the manager.