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Ex-Chelsea defender Leboeuf: No more Italians after Sarri!

Former Chelsea defender Frank Leboeuf says the club should never hire another Italian manager again after Maurizio Sarri.

With the Blues struggling to make the top-four, it seems Sarri could be the second consecutive Italian sacked by owner Roman Abramovich.

Leboeuf told ESPN FC: "One thing I want to do and I want to say to Chelsea Football Club is what is that tradition of getting Italian coaches all the time?

"And I'm not trying to [say] 'please take a French one', but maybe they have some coach in England who understands better the culture of English football and maybe others like Germans, like we see with Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.

"I don't know what is the tradition of getting an Italian coach at Chelsea all the time. But lately it hasn't been a very good idea, so maybe after Sarri will be the time to change it, get another nationality to see another football, another type of experience and another spirit maybe on the field."

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