Maurizio Sarri admits Europa League final result could determine his future
Taskmaster Italian coach Sarri will lead Chelsea into Wednesday’s second-tier European final against Arsenal in Baku with his Stamford Bridge future still in doubt.
The former Napoli coach pledged to ignore rumours linking him with a summer move to Juventus, insisting he loves Chelsea’s players and will factor that into any decisions about his future.
Derby boss Frank Lampard has been linked with a Chelsea move should Sarri leave west London and – despite swatting away speculation – the current Blues boss conceded that Wednesday night’s outcome could very well map out his Stamford Bridge future.
Asked if the Europa League final represents the biggest moment of his life, Sarri replied: “I don’t know. I don’t know. Because the feeling from the coach between a coach and a journalist is different.
“Of course this match for the media is the most important of my life, but probably not for me.
“I will only be able to answer possibly tomorrow.