Maurizio Sarri puts on late training sessions

Maurizio Sarri has put family first after coming up with a smart way to keep his Chelsea players happy during the early spell of tenure.

According to the Sun, the new Chelsea manager - who took over from Antonio Conte in the summer - has introduced late training sessions to allow his players to spend some quality downtime with their families.

Sarri has moved quickly to become a popular figure at Cobham following the strict regime of former manager Conte during his successful spell at the club.

The former Napoli manager appears sympathetic to his new players and their lives outside football.

Sarri worked in the banking industry until he took up his first managerial job at the age of 40, so understands there is more to life than football at times.