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"You’re either happy about my work or you’re not happy” defiant words from Chelsea boss Mauritzo Sarri, who could win his first trophy in his managerial career and even then could be leaving the West London side in the summer.
Rumours abound that the Italian boss has caught the eye of Serie A winners Juventus, who have parted ways with Max Allegri and are looking for a coach who can impart a winning style of play on the old lady.
Strangely, it seems that the patient possession-heavy style employed by Sarri has not won many plaudits from the Chelsea faithful, who have been critical of the methods of the Italian boss. The issue, in particular, to favour a core group of players and not use youthful attacking prospects such as Callum Hudson-Odoi has been one of the main issues for the fanbase.
Having initially worked in finance building up his footballing experience in the Italian lower leagues and building up slowly to the Napoli job, in which he transformed the Neapolitans into one of the best-attacking sides in the continent. Sarri knows all about patience and is perhaps understandably annoyed that his methods have been questioned after just ten months in charge of the Blues.
Yet for all the grumbles and rumblings of discontent Sarri has delivered what could widely be considered a successful season. A return to the Champions League, finishing ahead of Tottenham, Wednesday's opponents Arsenal and Manchester United to grab third place. Whilst a penalty shoot-out defeat to Manchester City in the League Cup final and a Europa League final to savour in Baku.
Bigger questions remain at Stamford Bridge, especially with a ban on transfers in the summer. Alongside the impending departure of star man Eden Hazard to Real Madrid.
The Chelsea hierarchy must be considering the Italians record for blooding young players. With a wealth of young talent such as Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham & Michy Batshuayi all impressing whilst on loan.
That could perhaps see Chelsea turn to Frank Lampard who has enjoyed a fine managerial debut with Derby. Could the perfect storm of a former player loved by the fans, well versed in managing young players and understand the Chelsea way work for the Blues who regularly change managers?
Regardless of the result on Wednesday Chelsea and Sarri will need to make a decision. Stick and show faith in the Italian or twist and turn to Lampard. Whatever the outcome, Chelsea fans are set for another summer of uncertainty.