Pochettino next? Man United legend makes stunning Chelsea claim on boss Sarri
Manchester United legend Gary Neville has admitted he would be surprised to see Mauricio Sarri as Chelsea boss next season.
Chelsea ended months of speculation over the summmer by appointing the high-rated Italian boss, who caught the eye of owner Roman Abramovic with his attacking style of football and ability to get the very best out of the players he has at his disposal at Napoli.
However, despite a good start as boss of the Blues, his side has wavered in recent weeks and Sarri blasted his players following Chelsea’s defeat to Arsenal last month, claiming the team was difficult to motivate.
The Blues were then subsequently smashed 4-0 by Bournemouth, a result that shocked most of the Premier League and although they put five against Huddersfield at the weekend, they have alot of work to do before they manage to get back into a top four spot.
He told Sky Sports: ‘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.
‘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.’
Here is what we think.
Sarri is a top manager that has already transformed the Chelsea side, but he was brought in to win silverware and if he does not do that, then Abramovic will not htink twice about replacing the Italian at the end of the season.
And with the reports linking Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino with the job at Stamford Bridge, Sarri needs to get the results soon.