LONDON -- Maurizio Sarri said he is working on the assumption that he will remain Chelsea head coach "for a long time" but conceded he has received no assurances about of his future.
Chelsea's 2-0 defeat against Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth round intensified speculation about Sarri's job security, with large sections of Stamford Bridge showing open hostility towards the Italian during and after the match.
Sources have told ESPN FC that Sarri now faces a defining week in his Chelsea career,...
Maurizio Sarri faces a defining week as Chelsea head coach after recent results caused disappointment at the highest levels of the club, sources have told ESPN FC.
Chelsea's 2-0 home defeat to Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth round on Monday was their fifth loss in 12 matches in all competitions in 2019.
There were also signs at Stamford Bridge that fans' patience with Sarri's possession-based style has run out.
Sources have told ESPN FC that Chelsea's next two matches -- against Malmo in...
LONDON -- It is a long way back now for Maurizio Sarri as Chelsea manager. The players appear to have stopped listening a while ago, but now that the supporters have lost patience with him, this chastening FA Cup defeat against Manchester United could be the final straw.
A manager can limp on for only so long when the players aren't winning games for him, especially at a club like Chelsea.
But when the supporters vent their fury -- the Chelsea fans chanted "F--- Sarri-ball" and "You don't...