Guardiola hails Chelsea target Sarri as one of the best

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Man City manager, Pep Guardiola, has hailed former Napoli coach and Chelsea managerial target Maurizio Sarri as one of the absolute best in the game presently.

Their sides faced each other in the course of the UEFA Champions League this season, where they showered praises on each other’s managerial style.

The two might meet again in the Premier League as it’s widely reported that Sarri is set to take charge at Chelsea next season. In an interview with RMC Sport, the Spaniard acknowledged the Italian tactician.

“He’s one of the absolute best,”

“We judge people on what they’ve won, but the football played by Napoli this season has been out of this world. He did very well, seeing Napoli play is a spectacle.

“If he comes to the Premier League it’d be a pleasure to face him.”

Speaking on Napoli’s chase for the Scudetto, in which they eventually fell short, he said:

“Winning is always hard and Juventus show their strength every year. It’s always hard to win, you always have to do things well and this year they beat one of the strongest teams in the world in Napoli.

“Max Allegri? I’ve never been on the bench with him, but if you win four Scudetti in a row that means you’re very good.

“What did Napoli lack? Nothing, sometimes it’s the small details which make the difference. For example, if Juventus had lost to Inter at San Siro then probably Napoli would have won.

“It’s also a matter of luck, for example I was lucky to win thanks to very strong teams and very strong clubs and in the end that makes our job easier.”

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