Chelsea are reportedly ready to sack manager Maurizio Sarri after this month’s Europa League final.
The Italian has endured a mixed debut season at Stamford Bridge, despite securing Champions League qualification and reaching two cup finals with the club.
The club’s fans have regularly voiced their discontent at the former Napoli bosses’ methods, with Sarri’s relationship with the Chelsea support a major factor in Roman Abramovich reportedly deciding to sack him.
Sarri’s substitutions have often been booed by fans this season, whilst chants of ‘f*ck Sarri-ball’ have been heard in reference to the manager’s style of play.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport the trigger-happy Abramovich is now ready to part with the 60-year-old, just one season into the three-year contract he signed when arriving at Stamford Bridge last summer from Napoli.
Sarri is also believed to have irked the Russian regarding his criticism of Chelsea’s post-season friendly against MLS side New England Revolution, which comes prior to the club’s Europa League final meeting with Arsenal.
Abramovich played a key role in the organisation of the fixture, with the proceeds of match going towards helping to combat anti-semitism.
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