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SportThe potential fallout of Maurizio Sarri leaving Chelsea

14:41  11 february  2019
14:41  11 february  2019 Source:   readsport.co

Sarri: My job is always at risk

Sarri: My job is always at risk Under fire after Chelsea's 6-0 loss to Manchester City, Maurizio Sarri said he was always under pressure.

Maurizio Sarri (Italian pronunciation: [mauˈrittsjo ˈsarri]; born 10 January 1959) is an Italian professional football coach who is the manager of Premier League club Chelsea .

Maurizio Sarri spoke in Italian in his first press conference but got his message across – and he could make a refreshing change at Chelsea if given time.

The potential fallout of Maurizio Sarri leaving Chelsea © Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Sport Manchester City v Chelsea FC - Premier League

Maurizio Sarri is playing a dangerous game at Chelsea, challenging his players and the board with his refusal to change his tactics.

A 6-0 thrashing away at Manchester City on Sunday afternoon ramped up the pressure on the Italian, with the former Napoli boss running out of time in London.

The players looked distant and unresponsive against the Premier League champions, with Pep Guardiola’s side finding it far too easy to cut through Chelsea like a knife through butter.

The result has raised serious questions about Sarri’s long-term future at Chelsea and if he’ll even manage to see out the season.

From tactics to potential replacements, we’ve taken a closer look at what could happen at Stamford Bridge if the Italian were to leave his post in the near future.

Chelsea eye Holland as Sarri replacement

Chelsea eye Holland as Sarri replacement Chelsea have identified former caretaker manager and assistant manager Steve Holland to replace Maurizio Sarri as head coach, should they decide to pull the trigger, according to a Telegraph Sport exclusive. Holland, now assistant to Gareth Southgate with England, left Chelsea in 2016 to link up with the international side, but has now seen his name linked with a return to Stamford Bridge with pressure mounting on Sarri. With the Blues set to face Manchester City in the EFL Cup final on Sunday, it may well prove to be the last chance saloon for Sarri, who has struggled to motivate his side in recent weeks.

Willian is intent on quitting Chelsea despite the appointment of Maurizio Sarri as the new manager. With Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois also understood to be pushing for a move, it presents Sarri with the potential of losing three of the senior members of the Chelsea squad within weeks of taking

Maurizio Sarri is increasingly confident of joining Chelsea as head coach, with Gianfranco Zola likely to join him at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea players not enjoying Sarri's training methods.
Chelsea players are said to be unhappy with the quality of Maurizio Sarri’s training sessions. A report from the Daily Mail claims that the Italian’s day-to-day sessions are ‘felt to be repetitive’. Chelsea now often train in the afternoon, something that has also seen tensions grow within the squad. Many players have young families and the timing has reportedly limited the amount of time that they can spend together. Like Antonio Conte before him, Sarri’s training focuses largely on agility and tactical tweaks.

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