Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has WORD named after him – What does Sarrismo mean?

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has WORD named after him – What does Sarrismo mean?

Chelsea appointed Sarri as their new boss over the summer after sacking Antonio Conte.

The manager has proved a hit at Stamford Bridge, winning his first four games in the Premier League.

His brand of football – dubbed ‘Sarriball’ – has been welcomed in west London after two years under the dogmatic Conte.

And Sarri’s achievements in both England and Italy have not gone unrecognised.

The tactician has had a new word named after him in Italy’s encyclopaedia, Treccani.

They have coined the word ‘Sarrismo’ to describe his style of football.

What is Sarriball?

Sarriball, or Sarismo, is a fast-paced, possession-based style of football.

It requires players to be quick-witted when in possession and constantly moving.

It is more direct to the famous tiki-taka style of Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona.

The idea is to push up the field as quickly as possible while staying in complete control of possession.

Sarri managed in Italy for two decades before moving to this summer.

He led Napoli to second place in Serie A last season but was replaced by Carlo Ancelotti in the summer.

Treccani sent a message to Sarri after confirming ‘Sarrismo’ is now in their encyclopaedia.

Despite the general praise from fans and pundits regarding his football tactics, Sarri has not managed to impress Graeme Souness so far.

“I’m not buying Sarri-ball, there’s nothing new about pressing high and playing one and two-touch football,” the Scot said at the start of the season.

“Going back to when I played, that’s what we did. There’s nothing new about it. There was nothing wrong two years ago when Chelsea were winning the league under (Antonio) Conte.

“So he’s inherited a great situation at Chelsea, he will tweak it to his style.”

“The first trophy of the season for Maurizio Sarri,” they tweeted. “His philosophy of play, the ‘sarrism’, won the much sought after entry among our neologisms.”

Sarri’s Chelsea play Cardiff on Saturday (3pm) hoping to extend their winning start to the season to five games.

They then clash with PAOK in their first Europa League group game of the campaign on Thursday.