Maurizio Sarri is set to be replaced by an internal appointment on an interim basis should the under-fire Chelsea manager fail to secure positive results in his next three games .
Former Napoli coach Sarri is under increasing pressure at Stamford Bridge following an inconsistent run of results since the start of 2019.
Though Chelsea have set up a Carabao final date with Mnanchester city at Wembley on Sunday, they have suffered humbling defeats at Bournemouth and City to drop out of the Premier League’s top four, and were beaten 2-0 at home by Manchester United in the FA CUP fifth round on Monday.
Given the scrutiny of Sarri’s position in west London, a host of managers have been linked with the post, but Chelsea have not reached out to any of the names.
Instead, Sarri’s assistant Gianfranco Zola or loan manager Eddie Newton could take charge on an interim basis, should Chelsea dispense with the Italian.
Newton has trained the first team before, during the interim period between Antonio Conte leaving and Sarri arriving at Chelsea last summer.
Many Blues fans have turned on Sarri after the loss to United, many chelsea fans have ridiculed ‘sarriball’ effect stating that it’s not working on the team.
Derby Coubty manager Frank Lampard has been linked with the job, but the Chelsea legend has yet to be sounded out, while owner Roman Abramovich’s friend Leonid Slutzky has also yet to receive the call.
Chelsea looked at appointing Laurent Blanc in the summer, before opting to go with Sarri, and the former Paris saint Germain coach could be considered again. There has yet to have been formal contact with the former Manchester United defender, however.