Maurizio Sarri insisted his job was ‘always at risk’ after a humiliating loss to Manchester City put further pressure on the Chelsea head coach.
Chelsea suffered their third defeat in four league games, a 6-0 thrashing at the Etihad Stadium marking the club’s biggest-ever Premier League loss. Sergio Aguero bagged himself a record-equalling hat-trick, while Raheem Sterling scored a brace, and Ilkay Gundogan got the other to compound the Blues’ devastating defeat.
The result had such an impact that Sarri’s side have fallen to sixth in the table to sit a point behind the resurgent and fourth-placed Manchester United, and now face an uphill battle to finish in the Champions League positions.
Asked if he feared for his job, the Italian said there was always pressure and a risk he could be sacked.
‘You have to ask the club. I am worried about my team,’ Sarri told a news conference.
‘I am worried about the performance, but my job is always at risk. So, I am not worried about the club. You have to ask the club.’
Chelsea are next in action with a trip to Malmo for the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 10, 2019
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