Napoli’s president takes dig at Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri

Sarri edging closer to exit door

Maurizio Sarri is looking less and less likely to be Chelsea boss at the end of the season.

The Italian had a decent start to life in the Premier League but a string of poor results have put his future in doubt.

The Telegraph are even reporting that Chelsea are interested in approaching England assistant manager Steve Holland, should they sack Sarri.

Chelsea are now 6th in the Premier League after losing three of their last five league games.

They are also out of the FA Cup after being outclassed by Manchester United in the 5th round.

Maurizio Sarri

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 18: Maurizio Sarri, Manager of Chelsea
reacts alongside fourth official Andre Marriner during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on February 18, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Napoli president takes aim at Sarri

Chelsea are in the League Cup final this weekend.

But given they are playing Man City, a team who humiliated Chelsea earlier this month, they are unlikely to be lifting any silverware on Sunday.

So, Sarri’s last real chance of silverware, should Chelsea lose on Sunday, is the Europa League.

Chelsea beat Malmo in the round of 32 and will now play Dynamo Kiev in the round of 16.

If Chelsea beat Kiev there is a chance Sarri could face his former club, Napoli.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is also aware of this possibility and when asked about facing Chelsea in the final, he took the chance to get in a cheeky dig at his former employee:

“It would be fun to play Chelsea in the final, assuming of course that Sarri can hang on that long.

“I hope he does stay there and do very well, because Sarri loves his work to the point of madness.

“At times this can lead him to lose his temper, but that is to be respected.

“Sarri gave a great deal to Napoli. Some might not always be able to share his vision of football but we all have our strengths and weaknesses, otherwise we would not be human.” As quoted by the Evening Standard.

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