'F*ck Sarriball'?! Sorry, Chelsea fans, Maurizio Sarri is proving his genius all over again at Lazio
As recent events have hammered home, very few people at Stamford Bridge know anything about football. Chelsea's owners are clearly clowns, while some of the supporters are actually celebrating the return of Frank Lampard as interim boss following the farcical sacking of Graham Potter – less than seven months after the even more ridiculous dismissal of Thomas Tuchel.
That Lampard failed miserably during his previous 18-month spell in charge appears utterly irrelevant. The fans remember Lampard the legendary player, not Lampard the calamitous coach.
This kind of short-termism and selective memory loss is hardly surprising, of course. The previous administration adopted a hire-and-fire policy that delivered trophies – but created a culture of constant chaos that was utterly incompatible with long-term planning or the implementation of a footballing philosophy.
Which is why Maurizio Sarri always felt like such a strange choice for Chelsea.