Chelsea need to sack Maurizio Sarri. This has never been clearer.
Cesar Azpilicueta and Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s late goals may have bought the Italian time, but he doesn’t deserve to keep his job a minute longer.
He has successfully alienated the fanbase with his stubbornness and continual overlooking of our younger players – the future of this football club.
The fans in attendance in Cardiff today made their feelings known about their manager, chanting ‘we want Sarri out’ as we trailed 1-0.
Chelsea fans: “We want Sarri out, we want Sarri out.”
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) March 31, 2019
It’s difficult to imagine that fans that were prepared to go to those lengths to call for change will have changed their minds after two goals.
Think back to the days of Scolari and Villas-Boas, two good managers in their own right, but just misfits at Stamford Bridge. Sarri is the same.
There is no shame in admitting that we made the wrong choice in the summertime and calling an end to the relationship prematurely.
We showed back in 2012 that it is never too late to change manager. If it needs to happen, you need to make the decision – and fast.
Chelsea are still in the race for top four and are in the Europa League quarter-finals. This season can still be salvaged.
In keeping Sarri, however, we run the risk of throwing it all away and starting from scratch. He has to go, and he has to go now.