Chelsea started the season brilliantly under Maurizio Sarri and were unbeaten in all competitions before losing to Tottenham in November. Since the loss to Tottenham, Chelsea’s season have collapsed and the Blues have now dropped out of the top four.
Following a run of five losses in 10 games — including heavy defeats by Bournemouth and Manchester City — the board are losing faith in Sarri.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia played a key role in Sarri’s appointment as Chelsea boss last summer, but following a board meeting on Tuesday to discuss the future of Sarri, there is acknowledgement among the Blues hierarchy that the end is near, according to Daily Mail.
The board has reportedly given the Italian seven days to turn things around at the club or lose his job according to reports.
Chelsea welcome Malmo to Stamford Bridge on Thursday in an Europa League last-32 tie holding a slender 2-1 lead before facing Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley on Sunday. The Blues then play Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday in a Premier League game.
Defeat in any of those games could result in Sarri being fired with the board now losing faith in the Italian.
The board are fully aware that Chelsea fans have turned on Sarri, which was evident in the 2-0 FA Cup loss to Manchester United on Monday night at Stamford Bridge.
Chants of ‘F*** Sarri-ball’ and ‘You don’t know what you’re doing’ were heard during the loss to Manchester United on Monday.
If Sarri gets sacked, his assistant Gianfranco Zola could be given the job on an interim basis until the end of the season.