MAURIZIO Sarri was in charge of Chelsea’s Europa League match against Malmo yesterday after the club’s hierarchy reportedly met to discuss the Italian’s future.
The Chelsea head coach is under fire after Monday’s FA Cup defeat at home to Manchester United, in which some supporters were heard chanting ‘F*** Sarriball’ and joining in with United fans who sang “You’re getting sacked in the morning.”
The defeat to United came a week after a humiliating 6-0 defeat at Manchester City, whom they face in the League Cup final on Sunday, though Chelsea did win their last-32 first leg at Malmo 2-1 on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Sky Sports News reports senior figures at Chelsea have held discussions over Sarri’s future.
Sarri defended his tactics on Monday night and blamed his side’s FA Cup exit on a lack of “aggression and determination.”
First-half goals from Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba left the hosts facing an uphill task in the second half, and Chelsea were unable to produce any clear-cut chances as the club’s hopes of retaining the FA Cup were ended.
Sarri said: “For the result, we were unlucky because in the first half we played better than our opponents.
“They are a very physical team that defended very low so it was very difficult for us after the two goals, but in the first half we played well.”
“We needed to be more aggressive and have more determination in both boxes.
“I am worried about the result, not about the fans. Of course, I can understand the situation and the fans because the result is not good and we are out of the FA Cup, but for now I am worried about our results.”