- Maurizio Sarri ready to make sacrifices to avoid 'very strange' fixture schedule in the coming seasons
- Chelsea face a crucial week as they play host to West Ham on Monday, April 8, ahead of Slavia Prague on Thursday, April 11
- Sarri insists EPL chiefs must do more to supports the league’s representatives to succeed in Europe
Maurizio Sarri is ready to accept a pay cut if Premier League chiefs will consider helping clubs playing in Europe with a better management of match fixtures.
According to The Independent, the Italian tactician queried what inspired the league body's surprise decision to schedule Chelsea vs. West Ham clash for Monday night, 72 hours before their trip to Prague.
The Stamford Bridge dwellers face a crucial week as they play host to West Ham on Monday, April 8, ahead of Slavia Prague on Thursday, April 11, before visiting title-chasing Liverpool on Sunday.
And Sarri insists Premier League eggheads need do more to supports the league’s representatives to succeed in European endeavours.
Responding to a question, Sarri revealed he will welcome lesser pay for a better favourable fixture list, he said: "Yes of course, because the salary is not so important for me.
"It is important to have fun, for me. To work without working, because for me, it's not work.
"I am not able to understand the decision of the Premier League because we have to go to Prague as an English team.
"So I'm not able to understand why we have to play on Monday. It's very strange. I think they could have done more for the English teams in Europe.
"In Serie A teams play on Friday. Teams involved in the Europa League away from home, they can ask to play their next Serie A match on Monday.
"But this is the situation and we need only to adapt to this situation,” added Sarri, who admitted there is little chance of changing the situation soon, even as he took time to applauded the Premier League vision at generating television rights revenue.
Speaking further, Sarri, who is in his first season at Chelsea dismissed any form of revenue reduction in the EPL.
"For the players, no, because the Premier League is the best championship in the world.
"So we need to have very strong players.
"The Premier League was able to sell in the best way possible (the television rights), so in England we are lucky.
"We can buy the best players in the world, we have the best championship in the world, and so we have to accept we have to play every three days,” submitted Sarri.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported Chelsea are reportedly in talks with Bayern Munich's Polish forward Robert Lewandowski over summer.
The Sun report claim club chiefs are keen on beefing up the squad this summer despite a potential two-window transfer ban by FIFA.
Lewandowski netted a brace as Bayern Munich thrashed Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, April 6, at the Allianz Arena to claim top spot in the Bundesliga log.
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