Maurizio Sarri has urged Roman Abramovich to sack him ‘immediately’ if his job depends on whether Chelsea beat Arsenal in the Europa League final.
Reports this week have claimed that Sarri will leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, while the Italian has reportedly held talks with Juventus, who are seeking a replacement for Massimiliano Allegri.
But Sarri is keen to staying at Stamford Bridge, although he is dismayed by the idea of his future being decided by the result in Baku on May 29.
Asked if the Europa League final will determine whether he is sacked by Chelsea, Sarri fired back: ‘If the situation is like this I want to go immediately. Ten months of work then I have to lay everything [on the line] in 90 mins, it’s not right, either you are happy about my work or you are not happy.’
Sarri also revealed that he only briefly spoke with Abramovich after Chelsea friendly against New England Revolution in Boston last week and claims his future was not discussed.
‘The owner was there only to ask the condition of Loftus-Cheek, of course,’ said the Italian. ‘I spoke with him only for one minute, no more, but only about Loftus.’
Sarri also revealed that he is due to hold talks with Chelsea’s hierarchy about his future after the Europa League final. ‘As you know I like very much the Premier League,’ said Sarri.
‘At the moment it’s the most important championship in the world. It’s very exciting to be here. But now I only think about the final.’ Added the former Napoli boss.