Chelsea veteran Gary Cahill has absolutely let rip at Maurizio Sarri, hammering his lack of respect and poor man-management skills.
Cahill has been a peripheral figure since the Italian’s arrival at Chelsea last summer, playing just 21 minutes of Premier League football, seemingly falling behind Antonio Rudiger, David Luiz and Andreas Christensen in the defensive pecking order.
In his seven years at Stamford Bridge, Cahill has won two Premier League titles, one Champions League, one Europa League, one League Cup and two FA Cup’s, with the 33-year-old captaining the Blues in FA Cup final win over Manchester United just 12 months ago.
However, having been frozen out of the first-team setup, Cahill has said that he is going to totally forget the current campaign, before absolutely hammering the way Sarri has handled his exclusion from the squad, saying that he has been nothing short of disrespectful.
“It’s been really terrible for me personally,” Cahill told the Sunday Telegraph. “It will just be erased out of my head when I leave Chelsea. My last memory will be last season’s FA Cup final.
“It’s been very difficult. I have played on a regular basis over the previous six seasons and I’ve won everything with Chelsea, so to be watching from the stands is something I didn’t expect.
“I know how the whole club works, I’ve got a big relationship with all the players and staff, and yet none of that has been utilised.
“If you are not playing a player, any player, for two, three, four games, then you don’t have to give a reason for that. But if it gets to eight or nine games, then you have to explain the situation. What’s going on?
“But the manager hasn’t done that. I see some of the situations with players who won the title with Chelsea, not just myself, and it just hasn’t been right.
“It makes it very hard for me to have respect for someone who has not respected what some of us have won with the club.”