Maurizio Sarri has told Chelsea’s hierarchy that if his future at the club depends on winning the Europa League then he would rather leave “immediately”.
Italian coach Sarri only joined Chelsea from Napoli at the start of the season and initially looked to have made an impact, as the Blues’ Premier League campaign began strongly.
But fan discontent grew amid poor form and Sarri came under pressure after the turn of the year, with media reports suggesting he was close to being sacked.
Sarri managed to cling on and performances towards the end of the season improved, securing a third-place finish in the Premier League and a spot in the Europa League final.
A return to Italy has been mooted, with the coach reportedly in danger of being dismissed if Chelsea do not win the Europa League, but Sarri thinks such a scenario would be unfair.
When asked if he feels it would be right for his job to depend on one game, Sarri told a news conference: “If the situation is like this, I want to go immediately.
“You cannot have 10 months of work and then I have to play [for] everything in 90 minutes like this, it is not right.
“You are happy about my work, or you are not happy.”