Former Chelsea defender Graeme Le Saux has warned head coach Maurizio Sarri that he will need to adapt his methods to get the team back on track or risk being sacked, and added that the Italian’s methods are not working anymore.
Sarri was hired as the new head coach in place of Antonio Conte just before the season started, and his tactics seemed to work very well for the team for the first few months. But over the last few weeks, the Blues have fallen away in the race to stay in the top four.
Le Saux has suggested that unless the Italian tactician learns to adapt, he will be just another coach in the club’s history who got sacked for not getting the team to perform at the optimum level.
Speaking to the Daily Express, he said, “The problem with Chelsea is that as soon as they lose a few games, people start talking and a manager goes. That is their legacy. I hope that does not happen again.”
“I am not saying that Sarri should change his principles. I love to see teams playing it out from the back and passing the ball. He did a fantastic job at Napoli.”
“Is Sarri prepared to have a bumpy ride like the one he is going through, because he believes that the end result is worth it? It is a risky path, for me,” he concluded.
It remains to be seen if Maurizio Sarri can keep the ship upright or if he will be yet another casualty in the revolving door that is the Chelsea managerial hot seat.