Maurizio Sarri is ‘not sure’ that he will be Chelsea manager next season despite finishing third in the Premier League

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Maurizio Sarri
Maurizio Sarri’s future stays unclear (Image: Getty Pictures)

Maurizio Sarri says he has achieved the objectives requested of him in his first season as Chelsea manager, however is nonetheless uncertain whether or not or not he will have a job at Stamford Bridge next season.

The Italian has secured a return to the Champions League for the Blues after finishing third in the Premier League with a draw at Leicester on the ultimate day of the season.

Sarri has additionally led Chelsea to the Europa League ultimate the place they will play Arsenal, giving him the likelihood to assert some silverware in his first marketing campaign in cost in west London.

The 60-year-old says that a Champions League return was the solely factor requested of him on his arrival at Chelsea, however he has not but been assured of his place going ahead.

When requested if he will nonetheless be at Stamford Bridge next season, Sarri stated: ‘I believe so, however I’m not positive.

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‘I can say solely that the membership requested me for the Champions League, and we reached the goal.

‘As you know very well, I love English football. I love the Premier League; it’s improbable and the stage is the greatest in the world, I believe. The ambiance in the stadiums is fantastic. I would love very a lot to remain right here.’

Issues have rotated considerably for Sarri after going by a critically sticky patch earlier in the season.

A 4-Zero defeat to Bournemouth and 6-Zero thrashing at the palms of Manchester Metropolis at the finish of January and begin of February piled the stress on the Italian, earlier than Chelsea had been ousted from the FA Cup by Manchester United.

Nonetheless, they had been unlucky to lose the Carabao Cup ultimate on penalties after which turned their league kind round to make issues look a bit rosier for the former Napoli boss.

‘The season was really very difficult for us,’ continued Sarri. ‘However I believe at the finish we’re glad as a result of we had been in hassle three months in the past, however had been in a position to react very nicely.

‘In the finish we’re in the third place and reached the goal of the membership – the Champions League.

‘We performed a ultimate towards Man Metropolis in the League Cup, and earlier than the ultimate in the League Cup we performed towards Liverpool and Tottenham, the two finalists of the Champions League.

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‘Now we have to play a very important match, the final in the Europa League. At the moment the season is very good, but the season can become wonderful.’

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