Maurizio Sarri has underlined his desire to stay at Chelsea as the manager is eyeing to close the gap with Liverpool and Manchester City in the next couple of years.
Despite making a thunderous start to his Blues career Sarri’s future seems to be in jeopardy due to Chelsea’s inconsistent form over the course of the last few months. The West Londoners have already conceded defeat in the title race and their hopes of competing in the Champions League are entirely depending on how they fare in the last three games.
This week could prove to be vital for the Italian as his side is scheduled to face Manchester United and Eintracht Frankfurt in two important clashes respectively.
A win against United would see them level on points with third placed Tottenham Hotspur while a favourable result in the Europa League semifinal would hand them an added leverage going to the second leg.
Sarri said, “The Premier League is wonderful and I want to remain in the Premier League.
“I want to remain at Chelsea, because the level is very, very high.
“The atmosphere in the stadiums is really fantastic. And so it’s a wonderful championship. I’d like to remain here.
“I am sure that, in two seasons, we will be able to close to them [Liverpool and Manchester City].
“But I am not sure that, in two seasons, we will be able to be better than them.
“When I arrived in Naples, Napoli were, in the table the season before, 24 points from Juventus.
“In the first season we arrived to nine points from Juventus, second season to six points, third season to four points.
“For us it was impossible to cover completely the gap, but at the end of the third season, we were very close to doing it.”