Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has issued a warning to Chelsea board over sack threat and sighted Pep Guardiola achievement with Manchester City after a woeful first season in charge of the Etihad outfit.
Guardiola won his first six Premier League games, Sarri came close he won his first five games in charge, Sarri’s team is three points behind the league leaders despite his team defeating Manchester City 2-0 at the Stamford Bridge on Saturday
It came as a surprise to Sarri when issues were raised about his long-term prospect after two defeats in his last four Premier League games.
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“Will I be given time? I don’t know – you’ll have to ask the club,” he said. “I don’t know what to answer?
“What happens if Guardiola had no time in City? Maybe the best team in the world wouldn’t have been City in the last year.
“That’s not my problem, though. My problem is to improve my players, to solve problems, to try to gain a lot of points. Then there is the club that will decide what is better for them.”
“Pep told me the first season in England is really very difficult,” Sarri said. “For him, it’s impossible to improve the first season all 20 players.
“He told me, in the first season, you have to work only on 14 players otherwise you are in trouble. You need too much time to improve all the squad. In England, it’s really very difficult.”
The Spanish manager finished behind Tottenham in the third place and 15 points behind the Champions Chelsea in his debut season in Premier League.
He spent heavily in the following summer, he spent £221.5million to bring in some reinforcement during the summer transfer and he went on to smash Premier League records.
Sarri does not believe the solution to his long-term plans with Chelsea resides in the transfer market – a few astute purchases maybe rather than a lavish shopping spree.