Chelsea head-coach Maurizio Sarri has taken a not-so-subtle swipe at the club owner Roman Abramovich amid suggestions his future at Stamford Bridge could be under threat following Sunday’s 6-0 loss to direct Premier League rivals Manchester City.
The west Londoners suffered their biggest defeat since 1991 at the Etihad Stadium, with Argentina international forward Sergio Aguero scored his second hat-trick this season as the Premier League defending champions blew away the visitors in 25 frantic minutes at the start of the game.
The Blues have now lost three successive away games, to Bournemouth, Arsenal and Manchester City, leading to speculation that Sarri’s job has been in danger.
Asked by Sky Sport Italia if he was expecting meeting with Chelsea owner, from Abramovich to discuss his future, Italian manager responded in rather sassy fashion: ‘If the president calls, I’ll be happy, seeing as I never hear from him.
‘To be honest, I don’t know what to expect.’
Abramovich is yet to watch Chelsea game under the club new manage this season after he was denied a UK visa,
Meanwhile, Chelsea legend and Maurizio Sarri’s assistant coach Gianfranco Zola could become the next manager of the Blues if Italian manager gets sacked from his current job after 6-0 defeat to Manchester City.
According to the Sport Mediaset reports, Zola could remain at Stamford Bridge and become interim manager before the end of the 2018/19 season.
The report suggested that Gianfranco Zola could be a short-term replacement for Sarri to fix for Chelsea before searching a new long-term manager.