20 May 19
The Italian wants his future resolved as soon as possible (Picture: Getty)
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has made it clear that he wants a quick decision on his future amid rumours the club have already decided to sack him after the Europa League final.
The Italian has enjoyed a strong maiden season in charge at Stamford Bridge, making the final of two Cups and finishing third in the Premier League, but has failed to win over supporters.
It has recently emerged that Chelsea are giving serious consideration to ditching Sarri after just one year and have already identified Derby County boss Frank Lampard as the man to replace him.
Chelsea want Lampard to replace Sarri if they decide to axe the Italian (Picture: PA)
However, Sarri is likely to have plenty of suitors should Chelsea pull the trigger and The Sun report that he wants a decision to be made quickly so he can plan his next move.
The 60-year-old is rather indifferent about the prospect of being let go and has offers from Italy, with Juventus considering him as a replacement for Max Allegri who will leave at the end of the season.
Sarri is currently preparing his side for the Europa League final against Arsenal next week, and if he is to be axed after the match he has made it clear he wants it to be done quickly.
The longer Chelsea take to decide if they want to replace Sarri with Lampard, the smaller his chances of taking over at Juve become – with the Old Lady also looking at the likes of Antonio Conte and Mauricio Pochettino.
Sarri is in the frame to succeed Allegri at Juventus (Picture: Getty)
Sarri still has an excellent reputation in Italy, having come close to winning Serie A with Napoli.
Chelsea fans, however, did not take to ‘Sarri-ball’ and there is a feeling at the club that the appointment of Lampard could lift the mood around Stamford Bridge and get supporters back on side during what promises to be a difficult period if the club’s transfer ban is upheld.