Chelsea have reportedly identified Maurizio Sarri’s successor should the Italian tactician part ways with the club in the foreseeable future
The former Napoli boss has been struggling to motivate his players over the past few weeks, which has resulted in Blues conceding the Champions League promotion slot to Manchester United.
A humiliating 6-0 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday afternoon was the Pensioners’ third failure in their last four Premier League outings and also the third in which they’ve failed to find the back of the net.
Sunday’s fiasco at the Etihad Stadium has made Roman Abramovich considers firing under-fire Sarri to prevent the further downfall.
However, the Russian billionaire won’t be rushing into finding a permanent solution if Sarri leaves before the end of the season.
According to the British publication, Metro, Gianfranco Zola is the most likely candidate to replace the current chief of staff, at least until the summer break.
Sarri’s assistant already has experience working as a head coach in the Premier League considering he was guiding West Ham from 2008 to 2010.