The Italian is believed to be close to sack and is believed to handed a lifeline to avoid the sack.
Chelsea are going through tough time. What started as a wonderful season for them is now turning out to be a bad one. Chelsea have only scored once in their last three Premier Leagues. They are yet to register their first away Premier League win in 2019. After their 6-0 humiliating defeat by Manchester City there was an inquest held by Chelsea. With pressure of delivering victories increasing on Sarri and the rumors of Zidane replacing him, it’s been revealed the amount of games Sarri has to avoid the sack .
Sarri has three games to save his job as Chelsea consider interim appointment. Maurizio Sarri is set to continue as Chelsea head coach, for now, but forthcoming fixtures could determine his fate. It’s believed the Chelsea manager won’t be sacked before Malmo and Manchester City clashes. Maurizio Sarri is set to be replaced by an internal appointment on an interim basis should the under-fire Chelsea manager fail to secure positive results in his next three games. Former Napoli coach Sarri is under increasing pressure at Stamford Bridge following an inconsistent run of results since the start of 2019.
Though Chelsea have set up a Carabao Cup final date with Manchester City at Wembley on Sunday, they have suffered defeats at Bournemouth and City to drop out of the Premier League’s top four. They were beaten 2-0 at home by Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth round on Monday. Owner Roman Abramovich is not renowned for his patience and the humiliating losses to Bournemouth and Manchester City, followed by the reaction of the fans during Monday’s FA Cup exit to Manchester United, could result in Sarri’s departure.
It is understood Chelsea are preparing with Sarri for Thursday’s Europa League last-32 second leg against Malmo – they hold a 2-1 first-leg advantage – with Sunday’s Carabao Cup final clash versus City following. Given the scrutiny of Sarri’s position in west London, a host of managers have been linked with the post, but Chelsea have not reached out to any of the names. Instead, Sarri’s assistant Gianfranco Zola or loan manager Eddie Newton could take charge on an interim basis, should Chelsea dispense with the Italian. Newton has trained the first team before, during the interim period between Antonio Conte leaving and Sarri arriving at Stamford Bridge last summer.
Many Blues fans have turned on Sarri after the loss to United, when the supporters were heard chanting ‘F*** Sarriball’. Derby County manager Frank Lampard has been linked with the job, but the Blues legend has yet to be sounded out.
It will be difficult for Chelsea to lure a big coach. The Blues have a less attractive proposition than years gone by due to problems off the field such as transfer bans and the prospect of losing Hazard to Real Madrid.