Ahead of Chelsea’s Europa League clash with Malmo later today, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has revealed he is yet to speak to Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich following Chelsea’s 6-0 loss to Manchester City on Sunday.
Speaking after the loss to Manchester City on Sunday, Sarri told Sky Italia: “If the president calls, I’ll be happy, seeing as I never hear from him.”
With Chelsea set to play Malmo in Sweden later today, Sarri insists he is still yet to hear from Abramovich as speculation over his future as Chelsea boss intensifies. He also clarified the statement he made about not hearing from Abramovich.
“Not in this week. It depends on the president. It’s not never, not very often. Not never. The interview was in Italian, I am better than you at this,” Sarri said.
“I have spoken to him, not this week. I would like to speak to someone of the club, not necessarily the owner. I speak to Marina [Granovskaia, club director] and for me that is enough.”
According to ESPN, Sarri’s position as Chelsea boss is safe despite the humiliating loss to Manchester City on Sunday. However, Sarri’s job could be at risk if Chelsea’s objective of Champions League qualification suffers a setback with poor results in the league or elimination from the Europa League.