Neville predicts Chelsea will sack Sarri at end of season

Maurizio Sarri’s days as Chelsea boss are numbered despite doing a “good job”, according to Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville. 

The former Manchester United defender says the “warning signs” are indicating the Italian manager will be out of the Stamford Bridge job come the end of the season.

Sarri has criticised his squad for their lack of motivation twice in the last month following losses to Arsenal and Bournemouth, something Neville believes won’t be rectified given the recent history of the Chelsea players.

“I don’t think Chelsea will sack him during the season but the warning signs are there which make you think it would be surprising if it went past the summer,’’ Neville told Sky Sports.

“Not because I want him to leave – I think he’s doing a good job – but looking at it he probably realises the job he is in.

“He’s had a look at the players and sees the players are not doing what he wants them to do.

“They never probably will. The maximum any manager gets out of those Chelsea players is one year. That’s the nature of the club.

“No manager can maintain that job for a long time. No manager has control. The manager should have control and be the voice of the football club. But there’s so much politics going on.”

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