As per a report from Sky Sports News, amid increasing concern, discussions over the future of Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri have begun at Stamford Bridge.
Sarri under threat
Italian tactician Sarri’s job is viewed as very much on the line as things stand.
Despite Chelsea having impressed during the early months of the season following Sarri’s appointment in the summer, the Blues have since gone on to endure a hugely-underwhelming run of form of late.
After being eliminated from the FA Cup by Manchester United this day last month, Chelsea then went on to miss out on their sole remaining chance of securing domestic silverware in the final of the League Cup a week later.
And a dismal streak of league form, particularly away from Stamford Bridge, which culminated in the capital giants being put to the sword at Everton yesterday evening, has also seen Sarri’s men slip to 6th in the Premier League table.
4 – Only Fulham (six) have lost more Premier League games away from home in 2019 than Chelsea (P5 W1 D0 L4). Turbulent. pic.twitter.com/7G0gocOd4I
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 17, 2019
Sarri to be sacked?
As such, despite the former Napoli boss having been expected to lead Chelsea forward into a new era, reports have been rampant of late that the Blues’ board are taking the possibility of parting ways with Sarri into serious consideration.
In fact, the Express earlier today went as far as to claim that Chelsea could remove their tactician from his post over the course of the international break.
And, as per the latest update from Sky Sports this evening, discussions over Sarri’s future have indeed taken place.
The board at Stamford Bridge are said to be increasingly-worried over the direction of the club under Sarri’s guidance:
BREAKING: Sky sources: @ChelseaFC concerned and disappointed about the team’s performances this season. Senior figures at Chelsea have held discussions about Maurizio Sarri’s future. #SSN pic.twitter.com/wtLCCwmchi
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) March 18, 2019