Having been only on his first season with the club, Maurizio Sarri reveals that he wants to continue his stay at Stamford Bridge so he could turn the club to a title contender in two seasons.
The 60-year-old manager is quite confident he can close the performance gap on Premier League title rivals Liverpool and Manchester City, and that he his going to stay with the English club in spite of links of a return to the Serie A.
Speaking to the media, Sarri said: “The Premier League is wonderful and I want to remain in the Premier League.
“I want to remain at Chelsea, because the level is very, very high.
“The atmosphere in the stadiums is really fantastic. And so it’s a wonderful championship. I’d like to remain here.
“I am sure that, in two seasons, we will be able to close to them [Liverpool and Manchester City].
“But I am not sure that, in two seasons, we will be able to be better than them.
“When I arrived in Naples, Napoli were, in the table the season before, 24 points from Juventus.
“In the first season we arrived to nine points from Juventus, second season to six points, third season to four points.
“For us it was impossible to cover completely the gap, but at the end of the third season, we were very close to doing it.”