Chelsea should have sacked Maurizio Sarri – Melchiot slams Abramovich | Football | Sport


That is the view of ex-Chelsea star Mario Melchiot, who reckons the Blues are now stuck with Sarri.

Chelsea dropped out of the top four over the weekend after a disastrous 6-0 defeat at Manchester City.

Sarri himself admits he doesn’t know if he will keep his job.

Roman Abramovich is famously ruthless when it comes to sacking managers – but the Blues spent of fortune landing Sarri in the summer.

And Melchiot reckons will have to reluctantly stay with their man for now.

“This is the situation now,” he said on talkSPORT.

“If they wanted to change it they had to do it earlier.”

Sarri has previously admitted he is struggling to motivate his players.

And Melchiot sees that as a major failing of the manager as much as the squad.

“There are too many ups and downs, but that comes down to the motivation,” he said.

“If your coach comes out and says he can’t motivate the squad, you can’t point the finger at the players.

“If things go bad and the players don’t perform, I (as a player) can take responsibility.”

Who Chelsea would draft in to replace Sarri it is unclear.

Assistant Gianfranco Zola would be an obvious choice in the short term, should Abramovich axe Sarri before the end of the season.

Zinedine Zidane and Jose Mourinho are both out of work but the Blues would not likely go for either man right now.

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