Cape Town - Maurizio Sarri says he would love to win
silverware with Chelsea after being unveiled by the Premier League side this
The 59-year-old former Napoli boss takes
over from the sacked Antonio Conte who led the Blues to league success in the
Sarri, who was named the Serie A Coach of
the Year for the same season, most recently led Napoli to second place behind
He kicks off his Chelsea career with a
friendly clash with Perth Glory next week.
Speaking to the club's official website,
the new manager said: "With one or two adjustments we can try to play my
"I hope that fans can enjoy the team.
"Chelsea is one of the most important
clubs in the most important championships in Europe. The problem is that in
England there are another five, six very good teams."
Sarri added: "For me it will be very
exciting to play against (Pep) Guardiola, (Mauricio) Pochettino, (Jose) Mourinho,
(Jurgen) Klopp and the others.
"I am here for football. I am here for
Chelsea. I want to play at Stamford Bridge. For me it's a dream. London is a
wonderful city, but I'm here for Chelsea."
He concluded: "First of all I want to
play my football, I want to enjoy myself. And probably I want also to win
Ahead of the new season, Chelsea have
already snapped up Jorginho for £57m from Napoli.