Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mourinho Gives His Blessing to Boss Sarri

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mourinho Gives His Blessing to Boss Sarri

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JOSE Mourinho believes Maurizio Sarri has 'conditions to do good work' at Chelsea as he prepares to come up against the Italian for the first time in his career.

The former Napoli boss was finally named as Chelsea's new manager last month - replacing Mourinho's old rival Antonio Conte - after spells at nine different clubs in his homeland.

Although Mourinho has previously worked in Italy, leading Inter Milan to a historic treble in 2010, Sarri was managing in the lower leagues during his time there.

Sarri has already admitted it will be 'very exciting' to come up against Mourinho and previously said he would 'love to play against Manchester United at Old Trafford' while managing Napoli.

And Mourinho has now addressed the 59-year-old's appointment ahead of facing him on the touchline at Stamford Bridge for the first time on October 20. …

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