- Chelsea board are ready to wait to till the end of the season to decide Maurizio Sarri's fate at Stamford Bridge
- Chelsea's 6-0 thumping by Man City in their last Premier League fixture saw the Blues slip to sixth on the standings
- The club has now reportedly informed Sarri of his imminent sack should he fail to qualify for the Champions League next season
Chelsea board is reportedly ready to sack club boss, Maurizio Sarri, should he fail to qualify for the Champions League next season.
A string of poor results in the recent past against Bournemouth and Manchester City have put Sarri's job at Stamford Bridge under immense pressure.
The west London side's 6-0 humiliating defeat against at Etihad further saw them slip to sixth on the Premier League standings with 50 points.
They are within a point behind fourth-placed Manchester United and on level with fifth-placed, Arsenal.
The Blues' chances of breaking into the top four remain in place should they record successful victories going forward, with the hope that United and Arsenal drop points.
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They could also force entry into next season's Champions League if they win the Europa League title that they are campaigning for alongside the Gunners.
However, should they be dumped out of the European tournament and continue recording poor results in the domestic league, Chelsea board is understood to be prepared to sack the Italian to salvage their season.
According to a UK Metro report citing The Times, it was made clear to Sarri that his job was to get Chelsea back to the Champions League.
The Stamford Bridge outfit has a chance of claiming a silverware at the end of February when they face Man City in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported Gonzalo Higuain was caught on camera spitting on the hand-rail of the tunnel inside the Etihad Stadium after Chelsea's 6-0 defeat to Manchester City.
The west London club were torn to shreds in the first 25 minutes after City went up by 4-0 and added two other goals in the second half to go back top of the Premier League.
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