Maurizio Sarri Still Thinks He Has A Long-Term Future At Chelsea
Under-fire Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri says he has to believe he will be the manager for a long time otherwise he can't work.
It has been a testing fortnight for the Blues who lost 6-0 at Manchester City in the Premier League and were knocked out of the FA Cup on Monday night by Manchester United.
Speaking to reporters today ahead of Chelsea's Europa League clash with Malmo, he denied that the club's current problems were down to his tactics and selections.
"I have to think I will be the manager of Chelsea for a very long time, otherwise I cannot work," Sarri said.
He said that he has not yet spoken with the club's owner Roman Abramovich or director Marina Granovskaia this week regarding his immediate future.
"I am not sure (if I will be here for a long time) but I have to think this. I want to work with a long-term target. Of course, in this moment it's very difficult to think we're able to win three, four matches in a row. As you know very well in football, everything can change in one day.
"I think we need, first of all, a good performance, a good result and with more confidence, we are able to do anything."
Answering questions on 'Sarriball', he was quick to rubbish suggestions that tactics were the club's biggest problems.
"The system is a false problem," he said. "I know very well that when we lose I have to put a striker on the pitch and when we win I have to put a defender on the pitch, but I want to see the football in another way."