Maurizio Sarri rejects Marseille approach to replace Andre Villas-Boas | Football News
Former Chelsea and Juventus head coach Maurizio Sarri has refused an approach from Marseille, according to Sky in Italy.
The French club is looking for leadership candidates after temporarily suspending André Villas-Boas on Tuesday.
It comes after the Portuguese openly criticized the club’s signing of Olivier Ntcham from Celtic and tendered his resignation to the board.
Marseille are keen to call on Sarri as an immediate replacement for Villas-Boas, but their initial approach for the Italian has been pushed back.
It is understood that the 62-year-old is only considering a return to management in the summer and not halfway through the season.
Marseille could make a second approach for Sarri, who has been without a role since his sacking by Juventus in August. However, the chances of attracting him to the Stade Vélodrome are slim.
Meanwhile, former Borussia Dortmund head coach Lucien Favre has also been linked to the role.
Marseille recently signed Polish striker Arkadiusz Milik from Napoli, who worked under Sarri at the Serie A club from 2016 to 2018.