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15:45  15 april  2019
15:45  15 april  2019 Source:

Sarri responds to Chelsea supporters' chants

Sarri responds to Chelsea supporters' chants Maurizio Sarri was in defiant spirits after Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Cardiff, despite fans singing about his dismissal. The Blues won 2-1 away to Neil Warnock’s side on Sunday, needing a last-gasp Ruben Loftus-Cheek strike to earn all three points. It was another unconvincing performance from Chelsea, however, with supporters still clearly not happy with the job Sarri is doing. With the score at 1-0 to Cardiff, chants of ‘we want Sarri out’ could be heard, before the late turnaround. Speaking after the game, Sarri was measured about the situation, admitting he can understand the situation: “They were probably unhappy for the result.

Chelsea have identified Gianfranco Zola as the man to potentially replace Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge. That’s according to the Daily Mirror, who say that the much loved Italian could be in line to replace his countryman should Sarri get the chop. It’s still totally unclear if that will happen, at least in

Chelsea are making contingency plans in the event that Maurizio Sarri is sacked and have identified Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo as a possible replacement , according to the Sun. Sarri has come under increasing pressure in recent months with supporters losing interest in his style of football and

Chelsea eyeing Gracia as potential Sarri replacement © Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Sport Watford v Wolverhampton Wanderers - FA Cup Semi Final

Chelsea are eyeing Watford manager Javi Gracia as a potential replacement for current head coach Maurizio Sarri.

According to The Daily Record, Chelsea have drawn up a shortlist of candidates to replace Sarri and Gracia is on the list.

The report claims that Chelsea have been impressed with Gracia’s work at Watford and would be interested in making him their next head coach if Sarri were to be sacked.

Chelsea eyeing Gracia as potential Sarri replacement © Dan Mullan/Getty Images Sport Dan Mullan/Getty Images Sport

Watford are currently competing to finish 7th in the Premier League and are in the FA Cup final – where they will face Manchester City later this month.

Sarri, meanwhile, has come under fire at times this season and Chelsea are beginning to think about replacing the Italian boss.

The report also claims that Chelsea would like a head coach who is content with the structure in place at the club. This means that they would be happy to let those above them deal with transfers.

Sarri's future soon to be decided as Chelsea eye up Lampard.
Maurizio Sarri’s future at the club is set to be decided in the coming weeks as Chelsea identify Frank Lampard as the Italian’s replacement. According to Calcio Mercato, as cited on Sport Witness, ‘indirect contacts’ have been made to know the availability of the manager as AC Milan are keen on making the Italian their new boss amid concerns over Gennaro Gattuso’s position. However, Calcio Mercato suggests that the former Napoli boss is adamant on staying in the Premier League as the salaries are higher in England than the rest of Europe.

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