Publication Date: First 28th April
Mauricio Sari wants to stay in Chelsea and believes he is the man to close the gap on the Premier League to Liverpool and Manchester City.
The former Naples coach is sure he can turn around Chili Into the bidders in the past two years, and insisted on staying at Stamford Bridge despite constant speculation linking him back to Italy.
Chelsea is expected to appoint a technical director to bridge the gap between the team and the coaching staff in the summer, and it remains to be seen whether Cherry will remain in West London.
But the 60-year-old ex-banker remains determined he can deliver the success craved by blues.
"The Premier League is wonderful and I want to stay in the Premier League," said Sari.
"I want to stay in Lesi because the level is very, very high.
"The atmosphere in the stadiums is really fantastic, so this is a great championship, I want to stay here.
"I'm sure that in two seasons we'll be close to them (Liverpool and Manchester City).
"But I'm not sure that in two seasons we'll be better than them.
"When I arrived in Naples, Napoli, at the table in front of me, had 24 points from Juventus.
"In the first season we reached nine points from Juventus, the second season to six points, the third season to four points.
"For us it was impossible to cover the gap, but at the end of the third season we were very close to it."
Blues can give the search for four Premier League leagues to end a big boost if they win at Manchester United on Sunday.
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