Chelsea’s season has been a disaster in the past few weeks as the Blues have surrendered its place in the top four in very surprising fashion.
Defeats to Bournemouth and Manchester City, 4-0 and 6-0 respectively has made Maurizio Sarri’s job unsafe, and the Italian is now under pressure to produce results.
Roman Abramovich has never been known to be patient with managers, and Sarri might face the sack if things don’t change now.
Sarri’s philosophy seemed to have worked in the Serie A, but it has long stopped working in the Premier League.
Many have been surprised that Chelsea went on to employ a manager who hasn’t won a trophy in his career. But despite not winning a trophy so far in his 23-year managerial career, Sarri enjoyed an impressive 65.99% win rate at his previous club Napoli.
Ian Wright has told the Blues to stick with Sarri, back him in the transfer market and see what will actually become of him if he’s given the players he need.
“I can’t understand. It was a left field appointment in the first place for a manager who’s coming into a club like Chelsea, 17 trophies from 2004 to now,” Wright told the Football Daily podcast.
“They’ve got a guy who has no trophies and he has got a philosophy of the way he wants to play.
“Chelsea have gone and got him and brought him in for that reason. So now, if you’re going to sack him then what was the point in doing that?
“They’ve gone for a manager who hasn’t won a trophy. Why wouldn’t you wait to see if he can get it done with this team?
“I don’t think it helps him coming saying that he’s never spoken to owner. I don’t think that will help his cause.”
Wright told the Football Daily podcast
Sarri complained after the defeat to Manchester City on Sunday that he is yet to meet with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich since he replaced Antonio Conte as Chelsea boss last summer.
“If the President calls, I’ll be happy, seeing as I never hear from him,” Sarri told Sky Italia after the 6-0 loss to Manchester City. “To be honest, I don’t know what to expect.”
Abramovich has left the majority of the running of the club to Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia, but according to the Daily Mail, Abramovich who has been distant this season after being refused a visa by the UK government is now open to meeting with Sarri after the humiliating loss to Manchester City.