At the time when it has been revealed that Hazard will indeed be on his way out, Sarri has said he respects the players call.
“As you know, Hazard is a wonderful player, but you have to spend two or three months to understand him as a man,” Sarri told a news conference. “But when you are able to understand him as a man, he’s a wonderful man.”
“I knew. I knew that Eden wanted to leave, of course. But, as I said in every press conference, I wanted to respect his decision. And now I have to speak to my club.”
Asked about his own future, he said, “The season is finished one hour ago,” Sarri added. “Tomorrow, I will begin to speak with my club, with the owner, with a director, with Marina [Granovskaia]… I don’t know.”
“We need to speak like at any club at the end of the season. We need to know what the club can do for me, and what I can do better for the club. Also the club need to speak to me.
“Then, after a couple of days, I will decide. I have a contract so, at the moment, we are talking about nothing.
“You know very well that I love the Premier League, the level of the competition. I am lucky because I am in Chelsea, one of the best teams, one of the best clubs in the Premier League in the best championship in the world.
“So, at the moment, I am happy. But, of course, I want to know if the club are happy. If we can improve. That’s normal, I think. But I do a discussion with the owner, the president, the director after every season in every club, so I think it’s normal.”
Asked directly if he feels he deserves a second season at Stamford Bridge, Sarri said: “I think so, but it’s only my opinion. My opinion is not enough.”