Chelsea send well wishes to former manager struck with illness

Former Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has been diagnosed with pneumonia, reports Sky Sports.

Sarri had been battling with what he thought was a strong case of the flu, but further tests showed that he is suffering with pneumonia.

The 60-year old joined Juventus from Chelsea this summer, after just one season at Stamford Bridge.

He steered his Chelsea team to third place in the league, and won the Europa League.

Many Chelsea fans grew frustrated throughout the season after witnessing some very lacklustre performances.

But there was no doubts that his achievements he made at Chelsea was impressive, especially with the squad he had, and who he was competing against.

The official Chelsea Twitter account was quick to offer their support to their former manager on Monday evening, encouraging him to ‘get well soon’.

Sarri will be keen to get back to Juventus and carry on preparation for the new Serie A season.

We wish him well and a speedy recovery.