Chelsea struggle with the long term and time looks nearly up for Sarri | Jonathan Wilson

Chelsea struggle with the long term and time looks nearly up for Sarri | Jonathan Wilson

11-Feb-2019 11:30:05 | The Guardian

For the Italian to work as manager would take time and there have always been doubts as to whether he will get it

How bad is too bad? What level of defeat forces a club to change its long-term plans? Is there even a long-term plan at Chelsea? Chelsea’s worst defeat in 28 years cannot but lead to serious questions and all precedent suggests those inquiries will end with the departure of the manager, Maurizio Sarri.

There always seemed something a little uncomfortable in Chelsea’s appointment of Sarri. This, after all, is an impatient club that has thrived on chaos in recent years. Sarri is the 11th permanent or semi-permanent manager Chelsea have had in the 11 years since the end of the first José Mourinho era, and by far the most idiosyncratic.

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