Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville reckons it is inevitable that Maurizio Sarri will be sacked by Chelsea.
The Italian coach joined Chelsea in the summer and made an excellent start to life in the Premier League. However, his sides form has dropped off in recent times and the 61-year-old blasted his players mentality and claimed his squad is difficult to motivate after the Blues 2-0 loss to Arsenal at the weekend.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is notoriously trigger happy when it comes to coaches, with Sarri being the 12th different manager he has employed since taking over the Stamford Bridge club in 2003.
Neville believes Sarri will be aware that his time as Blues boss will be a short lived affair and he also thinks the former Napoli bosses decision to publicly call out his players is something that may become more common in the coming years.
‘(Maurizio) Sarri knows he’s going to get sacked at some point in the next 18 months or two years, that’s inevitable at Chelsea.’ Neville told his Sky Sports Podcast.
‘He may as well call it how he sees it in the first six months when he’s got a little bit of control. It’s just a dressing room which can turn it on and off like a tap, it’s been able to do that for years.
‘Sarri has probably thought he’s an experienced guy, he’s been around the block, and thinks he doesn’t need to take it.
‘I have to say normally I would always say it’s not right to call out your players. But we’re going to see more of it, there’s no doubt in the next five or 10 years.
‘I think it’ll become the norm, because it’s us or them.’