Maurizio Sarri has insisted he wants to remain in English football after this season.
On paper, Chelsea have enjoyed a decent first season under Sarri, finishing runners up in the Carabao Cup, securing a place in the top four of the Premier League, and they face Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday night at home in the second leg of the Europa League semi-final with the scores tied at 1-1 on aggregate.
However, the Italian coach is an unpopular figure among the Stamford Bridge faithful and his once heralded ‘Sarri-ball’ style of play has been vocally criticised by his own fanbase, leading to speculation that he may lose his job at the end of the season, with Roma thought to be keen.
Speaking to the press ahead of Thursday’s game Sarri revealed that he is enjoying his time in England and would like to stay in the country.
“As I’ve said in every press conference, I want to stay here,” Sarri said.
“I like very much English football – the atmosphere in the stadiums. So if I can I want to stay here. My target is to stay in English football at the moment.”
Sarri even suggested that if his time at Chelsea comes to an end he would be prepared to manage another Premier League club.
“Or I could try with another English club,” he intriguingly added.