Sarri replacement ‘turns down Chelsea job as he wanted bigger challenge’

first_img 2 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Jorge Jesus reportedly rejected the opportunity to manage Chelsea latest getty Former Benfica boss Jorge Jesus has reportedly turned down an offer to replace Maurizio Sarri as Chelsea manager.Sarri looks set to leave the Blues after just one season in charge and is expected to be named Juventus boss, reports claim. deals no dice Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Maurizio Sarri has been linked with becoming Juventus’ new manager over the coming weeks Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City tense Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars How much will Eden Hazard earn when he signs with Real Madrid?Chelsea were ready to sack the 60-year-old in February after a series of terrible results, before a 2-0 victory over Tottenham turned things around.Juventus are understood to have offered Sarri a three-year deal after making him their No. 1 target to replace Massimiliano Allegri in the dugout.And Jesus is reported to have been offered the opportunity to succeed Sarri at Stamford Bridge.South American journalist Thiago Asmar has claimed Jesus, the former Benfica and Sporting CP manager, rejected Roman Abramovich’s offer, however, as he ‘wanted a bigger challenge’. The Italian secured a third-placed Premier League finish and won the Europa League in his debut season in England, as well as reaching the EFL Cup final.But he came under fire from the Chelsea supporters, who criticised his style of play while the Blues languished well behind Manchester City and Liverpool in the Premier League.center_img Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January REAL DEAL whoops Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:48Loaded: 20.46%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:48 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? 2 shining gameday cracker Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Getty Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card The 64-year-old instead decided to accept when offered the chance to become Flamengo manager following the departure of Abel Braga last month.Chelsea have reportedly drawn up a list of targets for the soon-to-be-vacant position, and it is said to feature club legend Frank Lampard as well as England assistant Steve Holland.Holland, 49, was number two at Chelsea for six years after making the step up from reserves coach and is held in high regard at Stamford Bridge.last_img read more