Maurizio Sarri is close to becoming Chelsea's new manager. After Chelsea's 5th place finish, it is evident that Conte's leadership has made the club boring and lifeless.
"I'm disappointed that he leaves like this but we have now a big coach (Carlo Ancelotti)".
"I hope he will win something with Chelsea because he's a nice coach".
"When a person like this comes, he needs time". So I think they have to give him time because he will change the football of Chelsea, I think.
Mertens enjoyed a stunning turnaround in his productivity under the tutelage of Sarri, who was inspired in the player's transformation into a prolific striker from a mercurial winger. I think Chelsea fans will enjoy the style of football he plays.
The highly-rated 23-year-old is already thought to have been offered, and agreed, a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge that would net him around €3.5m (£3m) a season - equivalent to just over £50,000-a-week.
Mertens starred under Sarri last season, scoring 21 goals in all competitions for the Serie A side as they finished second behind Juventus.