Chelsea to create a shortlist of Sarri’s successors

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Chelsea are creating a short-list of candidates to replace their head coach, Maurizio Sarri, who is likely to be fired till the end of the season.

Sarri’s two big goals for the rest of the season are winning the Europa League and getting into the Premier League Top-4. Maurizio is unlikely to be able to keep his job unless he provides a ticket to the Champions League in one way or another.

According to the Daily Mirror, Chelsea bosses already have a feeling that Maurizio isn’t the right person for their club. The team’s game over the course of the season has been showing negative dynamics and the players stopped admiring Sarri-ball in public.

According to the publication, Chelsea’s owner, Roman Abramovich, had been eyeing Zinedine Zidane and Massimiliano Allegri, but the first one returned to Real Madrid, while the second distanced himself from work at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues now see Nuno Espírito Santo from Wolverhampton and Frank Lampard from Derby County as more realistic candidates for Sarri’s successors.

(Reporting by Nathan Dent, editing by Valerie Cooper)

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