Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has expressed his doubt over his stay or departure from Stamford Bridge before next season. This is coming, regardless of Chelsea’s qualification to next season’s UEFA Champions League.
The Blues ended the 2018/19 Premier League season with a goalless draw away to Leicester City, securing third place in the process as London neighbors Tottenham Hotspur settled for fourth place with a 2 all draw with Everton at Wembley.
Chelsea’s 2018/19 campaign saw them make it to the Carabao Cup final and lose on penalties to Manchester City. The Blues also have a date with Arsenal in the Europa League final.
Maurizio Sarri has returned the Blues to the UCL but his decisions in the course of the season created divisions amongst the fan base. Most notably, the manner in which he deployed N’Golo Kante and Callum Hudson-Odoi.
When the Italian tactician was asked if he would be around to lead Chelsea’s charge next season, he replied:
“I think so, but I am not sure. I can say only that the club asked me for the Champions League, and we reached the target.
“As you know very well, I love English football. I love the Premier League; it’s fantastic and the level is the best in the world, I think. The atmosphere in the stadiums is wonderful. I would like very much to stay here.”
Maurizio Sarri didn’t fail to point out some of his side’s struggles in the just concluded season, suffering heavy defeats to the likes of Bournemouth and Manchester City, as well as other embarrassing results.
“The season was really very difficult for us,” admitted Sarri. “But I think at the end we are happy because we were in trouble three months ago, but were able to react very well.
“In the end we are in the third position and reached the target of the club – the Champions League.
“We played a final against Man City in the League Cup, and before the final in the League Cup we played against Liverpool and Tottenham, the two finalists of the Champions League.
“Now we have to play a very important match, the final in the
Europa League. At the moment the season is very good, but the season can become wonderful.”