Maurizio Sarri Says He Would Welcome a Conversation with Roman Abramovich


Is this the beginning of the end for Sarriball at Chelsea FC? Today saw Maurizio Sarri earn a very dubious distinction in the annals of Chelsea history- it was on his watch that the club suffered their worst defeat of the Premier League era. The Blues fell 6-0 at Manchester City on Sunday in a match that could have easily had an even more lopsided scoreline.

Chelsea have now lost their last three Premier League road fixtures by an aggregate of 12-0, and given the itchy trigger finger that owner Roman Abramovich is infamous for, speculation about Sarri’s future with the club is increasing. Sarri himself doesn’t sound worried about potentially getting sacked.

He even said that he would welcome a conversation with his highest level boss.

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“If the president calls I’d even be happy, seeing as I never hear from him,” Sarri told his postgame news conference.

“But I don’t know what to expect; people keep asking me what I think about the situation, but I think that’s a question which needs to be put to the club.”

Sarri, whose side have now fallen out of the top four in the table, admits that his job is always at risk, but that he’s not worried about that right now. His main concerns lie with the team itself, one that he has openly questioned the motivation of a couple occasions this season.

“I don’t know (about my future). You have to ask the club. I am worried about my team,” the Italian continued.

“I am worried about the performance but my job is always at risk so I am not worried about the club. You have to ask the club.”

Chelsea have one win and three losses in their last four league fixtures, and that lone win was over the absolute bottom side, Huddersfield Town. Up next is a Europa League round of 32 clash at Malmo on Thursday night.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for NBC and Chicago, regularly appears as a guest pundit on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

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