Maurizio Sarri claims to have not spoken to Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich after the club’s thrashing of 6-0 at the hands of Premier League champions, Manchester City.
The Italian boss had previously told the press, “If the president calls, I’ll be happy, seeing as I never hear from him,” he told Italian TV. “To be honest, I don’t know what to expect.”
This obviously sent an alarming wave across the fan base, immediately raising possible rumours of a sacking. But Sarri addressed the issue again before the club’s trip to Malmo for the round of 32 Europa League tie.
He said, “No, not this week – not in the last three weeks. It depends on the president, I think. I didn’t say never. Not very often, but not never. The interview was in Italian and in Italian I am better than you.”
“I’d like to speak with somebody in the club, not necessarily the owner. I usually speak with Marina (Granovskaia, a club director) and for me it’s enough.”
“We need short-term targets, and then a dream in the long-term,” Sarri said. “Tomorrow is the most important. Then, on Monday, the FA Cup will be the most important. It’s not easy to play tomorrow after a 6-0, but we have to play and we have to play well. We want to win and react immediately.”