Juventus 'agree' deal with new manager to succeed Massimiliano Allegri

Juventus 'agree' deal with new manager to succeed Massimiliano Allegri

Starsport understand Frank Lampard is in line to get the Chelsea manager's job, with Jody Morris coming in as his right-hand man.

A deal between the Blues and Serie A champions Juventus was agreed in principle on Thursday, with the Italian club expected to have to pay in excess of £5million in compensation to secure Sarri.

Gianluca Di Marzio further adds that it is Juventus Sporting Director Fabio Paratici who finalized the Sarri deal with Chelsea Executive Marina Granovskaia. They have a transfer ban to negotiate this summer and an owner who isn't around too much and may not be engaged in the club as he once was.

They haven't really gone for any experimental appointments, but now they are suggesting that Lampard has enough experience after one year as a manager at Derby.

Despite some doubts over his relative lack of experience, following just a year in charge of Derby in the Championship, Lampard would be treated as a returning hero by the club's match-going fans.

Chelsea legend and Derby County manager Frank Lampard is now the bookies clear favourite to take over the Stamford Bridge hotseat.

Nevertheless, Lampard still impressed in his role as Derby's head coach, and Chelsea are now ready to hand him one of the biggest jobs in English football.

Drogba continued: "Does he have to wait until he is 40 or 50 to be ready?"

The ex-Chelsea man would jump at the chance to manage his former club I'm sure, but, having just lost their best player in Eden Hazard to Real Madrid and now being under a transfer embargo, perhaps this might be a fairly hard time to take the reigns.

Juve manager Massimiliano Allegri left the Turin club at the end of the season but Premier League club Chelsea wanted compensation for releasing Sarri to cover the remainder of his contract.

Chelsea meanwhile have to find a replacement.

The Italian champions are keen on the brand of football Sarri imposed during three years at Napoli when only Juventus' remarkable consistency prevented the Neapolitans a first league title since the days when Diego Maradona graced the San Paolo pitch.

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