Cesc Fabregas claims that Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri is a “very stubborn” character, following the Spaniard’s departure from the Blues midway through last season.
Sky Sports News understands that Chelsea will allow Sarri to leave the club this week to return to Italy to become the new Juventus manager.
Fabregas left Stamford Bridge in January to join Monaco on a free transfer, helping them avoid relegation from Ligue 1.
Fabregas said of his former manager: “He is very superstitious, he is very stubborn in this way.
“He is a manager with his own ideas and he doesn’t move from them much.
“He has an idea of how he wants to play and the football that he really wants to play. He doesn’t move from it. No matter what you tell him, no matter what you advise him, no matter what your opinion is, he will never change.
“But he did it the way he likes it. He has his own vision of football and, in the end, he is where he is with it and you have to respect that.”
Fabregas praised fellow former Chelsea central midfielder Frank Lampard, who guided Derby to the Sky Bet Championship play-off final last season in his debut season in management.