Cesc Fabregas appeared to bite his tongue when he was asked about Maurizio Sarri’s training methods at Chelsea.
The Spaniard’s final year at Chelsea came under the stewardship of Sarri during his one and only year in charge at Stamford Bridge.
Fabregas left the club last summer for Monaco, ending a five-year spell with the Blues.
Before Sarri’s arrival in the summer of 2018, Fabregas played under the stewardship of Antonio Conte – and the mood was remarkably different as the veteran midfielder compared the two.
Fabregas took part in a Twitter Q&A session on Tuesday morning while he waited for training with Monaco.
One user bluntly asked him: “Is Sarri the most boring/risk averse coach in a big club?”
Fabregas’ response was not quite as blunt – though he made sure his opinion of Sarri was clear for all.
He wrote: “He has his tactics and he dies with them.
“He’s not very flexible let’s say but he’s a good man with a good heart.”
It is a stark contrast to how he spoke about Conte following two years of playing under him.
Fabregas appeared to bite his tongue when he was asked about Sarri
The question said: “Hardest manager you’ve worked with?”
Fabregas replied: “Conte by far. I always said that coming back and change around his mind about me was one of the most satisfying things I’ve done in my career.
“I had to be silent and sweat a lot though.”
Fabregas was a lot more positive when he was speaking about Conte
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Elsewhere in his Twitter Q&A, Fabregas revealed that he had conversations with Manchester United over the possibility of a transfer at the start of David Moyes’ reign.
At the time, Fabregas was playing for Barcelona and considering a move to England – and he moved to Chelsea 12 months later.
But he admitted that conversations were had with Moyes, though he was never ‘close’ to a move.