Time is fast running out for Chelsea to decide who will be managing the club next season.
The date is June 22nd, and we have no idea who will be holding the reins at Stamford Bridge come the start of the 2018/19 campaign.
As our rivals strengthen in the transfer market and start looking ahead to what next season holds in store, we have dithered over paying the required amount to free Maurizio Sarri from his Napoli contract.
As a result, Sarri is still on the payroll at the Stadio San Paolo, with Antonio Conte still being employed as Chelsea manager, despite a season defined by his failures to defend the Premier League title.
Marina Granovskaia and co need to get their backsides into gear, as time is running out for them to get this sorted before pre-season training begins.
As revealed by Goal reporter Nizaar Kinsella on Twitter, Chelsea’s players who are not competing in the World Cup will return on July 2nd for the start of pre-season.
Not having a manager employed by that time would be nothing short of a disaster.