Abramovich set an ultimatum on Sari: Or top 4, or …
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was very clear what he expected from team manager Maurizio Sari from here until the end of the season. After the Russian satisfied the professional’s desire and attracted the striker Gonzalo Iguaine to the club, now everything other than a top 4 spot would be considered a failure and would cost the Italian’s post.
The 31-year-old striker initiates the “blue” bike until the end of the campaign, initially being transferred from Juventus to Milan. The transfer did not settle fast enough for El Pipeta to be available for the current semi-final rematch against Tottenham Cup.
According to the Daily Mail, the transfer of Iguayin is in contradiction with the blue transfer strategy and therefore puts Sarah in a difficult position. The deal was a sign that the specialist has the support of top management, but it follows that he has to provide the necessary results.
It is also out of the question that the Tottenham revenge also has a bearing on the decision about Sari’s fate at the end of the campaign. Abramovich does not really like Chelsea to end the season without a winning trophy. However, ensuring Champions League participation – what Conte could not do last season and was fired despite winning the Football Association Cup – remains the minimum requirement for Sari if the latter wants to keep his job.
The main competitors of the blue in the Premier League are currently Arsenal and Manchester United. Once the “balls” hit Chelsea with 2: 0 in the last round, the difference now is only 3 points.