Chelsea boss Maurizio 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.”
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has been more distant this season after being refused a visa by the UK government but is open to meeting with Sarri after the humiliating loss to Manchester City, according to Daily Mail.
Abramovich has left the majority of the running of the club to Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia and she is believed to be ready to persist with Sarri despite backlash from Chelsea fans following the defeat to Manchester City on Sunday.
Granovskaia orchestrated the appointment of Sarri as Antonio Conte’s replacement, with the Italian charged to implement the attractive style of play he nurtured with great success during his impressive spell in charge of Napoli.
Sarri is worried he doesn’t have the players to play the brand of football he wants to play and according to Daily Mail, the Chelsea board will back Sarri in the transfer market this summer to make the signings he wants in order to see his style flourish.
Despite being distant from the club this season, Abramovich will intervene if he feels necessary and whether or not Chelsea stay in contention for a return to the Champions League next season will be key to how much more time Sarri is afforded.