English Premiership

Maurizio Sarri ignoring Juventus speculation

Maurizio Sarri (AP)
Maurizio Sarri (AP)

Cape Town - Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has refused to comment on speculation linking him with the vacant Juventus post and insists all his focus is on tonight's Europa League final.

Speculation is rife that the Italian is the man Juve want to replace Max Allegri, who left the Old Lady last week, and he was quizzed about his future in the pre-match press conference.

Asked if he could end up at Juventus next season, Sarri said: "I want to think only of the final, of course, then I have a contract with Chelsea for two years.

"So, first of all, I will speak with Chelsea, but this is not the moment. Now we have only to think to the final."

Derby boss Frank Lampard has been linked with a Chelsea move should Sarri leave, and despite swatting away speculation the current Blues manager conceded that tonight's outcome could very well map out his future.

Asked if the Europa League final represents the biggest moment of his life, Sarri replied: "I don't know. I don't know. Because the feeling from the coach between a coach and a journalist is different.

"Of course this match for the media is the most important of my life, but probably not for me. I will only be able to answer tomorrow."

Fixtures
Wed 15 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Manchester City
AFC Bournemouth
Etihad Stadium
Wed 15 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Newcastle United
Tottenham Hotspur
St. James' Park
Wed 15 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Burnley
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Turf Moor
Results
Tue 14 Jul 20
Chelsea 1
Norwich City 0
Mon 13 Jul 20
Manchester United 2
Southampton 2
Sun 12 Jul 20
AFC Bournemouth 4
Leicester City 1
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Liverpool
35
30
93
2. Manchester City
35
23
72
3. Chelsea
36
19
63
4. Leicester City
35
17
59