Maurizio Sarri has a tight schedule to persuade Chelsea board he deserves to be confirmed as Blues’ manager despite recent and disappointing defeats at Vitality Stadium (4-0 vs Bournemouth) and Etihad Stadium (6-0 vs Man City).
Chelsea will face Europa League last-32 first-leg tie against Malmo on Thursday and the Italian manager sees on the horizon before the end of February both FA Cup (Manchester United) clash and Carabao Cup final (Manchester City).
Sarri will also have to cope with Premier League clashes against Brighton and Tottenham Hotspur, the team who gave Chelsea a “lesson” earlier in November before being eliminated from the Carabao Cup in January.
One month to save his job at Stamford Bridge, according to The Guardian.
While speculations over his future as Chelsea manager are growing up, Sarri told Sky in Italy he has not been in touch with club’s president Roman Abramovich in the recent weeks. “If Abramovich calls me, I will be happy” he said.
“I never really speak to him, so I’d be happy to speak to him. That’s not a problem at all.
But I don’t know what to expect, to be honest with you. You always ask me questions about what the club will do. I don’t know. It will be your job to talk to the club.”