Chelsea have reportedly made a three-man shortlist to replace Maurizio Sarri after the side conceded a defeat to Liverpool last night.
Liverpool registered a 2-0 victory over Chelsea in a significant Premier League clash last night.
With the win, Jurgen Klopp’s side also climbed back to the top of the table. Chelsea, however, faced a huge setback. Maurizio Sarri’s side is at a critical stage of the season where they cannot afford to drop points.
The side is in an intense battle for the top-4 race against Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United. With their loss to Liverpool, Chelsea risks dropping out of the top four, as they’ve played a game more than Solskjaer’s side now.
And the Chelsea board realizes that it was a tough loss. According to English media outlet Daily Record, the board is now considering a change in the dugout and have made a three-man shortlist to replace Maurizio Sarri.
Maurizio Sarri to be sacked?
The Italian boss came under scrutiny earlier in the season as well. However, Chelsea now risks losing a top-4 spot in the league after the loss to Liverpool.
And so, according to Daily Record, the side is contemplating another managerial change. The Blues have made a three-man shortlist to replace the Italian manager.
The report suggests that Chelsea are interested in two Premier League managers and an ex-club star.
Wolves’ Nuno Espirito Santo is the first name on the list. The Wolves manager has had an excellent season with the side in their first Premier League campaign since the relegation in 2012. The Wanderers have an excellent record against the top-six and reached the semifinals of the FA Cup after knocking Manchester United out.
However, they faced a defeat to Watford, whose manager is the second name on Chelsea’s shortlist. Javi Garcia has been impressive with the side as well, as he led Watford to an FA Cup final earlier this month.
Chelsea legend and the current manager of Derby County, Frank Lampard is third on the list.
How Twitter reacted..
— Duncan Castles (@DuncanCastles) April 15, 2019
Maurizio Sarri has arrived for his post-match press conference. He says we stayed in the match and were a little bit unlucky with the timing of Salah’s wonderful goal, and then we had chances to score. He thinks we are improving. #LIVCHE pic.twitter.com/LMlQl7yTGN
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 14, 2019
Regardless of Sarri staying or leaving next season. Chelsea’s problem are clearly deeper than that. No vision, No new stadium and Quality of our squad not good enough.
Everything is up in the air.
— Singa ‘The 12th Man’ (@PBX1_ChelseaFC) April 15, 2019