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Maurizio Sarri: ‘Sack me now if Europa League final determines Chelsea fate’

Maurizio Sarri‘s future at Chelsea may be up in the air, but the Italian insists it does not hinge on winning next week’s Europa League final. Sarri’s position as Blues boss is still under scrutiny despite what he maintains has been a “very good season”, which could become “a wonderful season” if they beat Arsenal in Baku. The 60-year-old will discuss his future with the Stamford Bridge hierarchy following Wednesday’s final, but only to find out “if they are happy with me or not”. Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea side take on Arsenal in Baku in a week’s time (Tim Goode/PA). As for whether next week’s all-English showdown will determine whether he stays or goes, Sarri insisted: “No. If the situation is like this I w...

Chelsea to sack Maurizio Sarri regardless of Europa League result?

Chelsea are reportedly still planning to sack head coach Maurizio Sarri, regardless of the result of the Europa League final with Arsenal. Chelsea will reportedly still sack Maurizio Sarri even if the club defeat Arsenal in the Europa League final. Sarri was appointed as Antonio Conte‘s replacement in July, and the Italian has earned the Blues a return to the Champions League through a third-placed finish in the Premier League standings. Chelsea also remain in contention to win a trophy this season, but Gazzetta dello Sport claims that the club’s hierarchy want to appoint an alternative to Sarri. The report suggests that owner Roman Abramovich has concerns over the relationship between the club’s head coach and the fans, with large sections of the Stamford Bridge crowd no...

Brighton & Hove Albion sack manager Chris Hughton

Brighton have sacked manager Chris Hughton following the club’s poor run of form in 2019. Albion scraped Premier League survival by two points following just two wins from 18 top-flight matches since the turn of the year. Sunday’s 4-1 defeat at home to champions Manchester City proved to be the final game of Hughton’s four-and-a-half-year tenure. Chris Hughton has been sacked (Nick Potts/PA) Seagulls chairman Tony Bloom told the club website: “Undoubtedly, this has been one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make as chairman of Brighton & Hove Albion, but ultimately one I have made due to how we struggled in the second half of the season. “Our run of three wins from 23 Premier League matches put our status at significant risk. “It is with ...

Report: Ernesto Valverde on brink of Barcelona sack

Ajax boss Erik ten Hag is reportedly one of three contenders in the running to replace Ernesto Valverde as Barcelona manager. Barcelona have drawn up a three-man shortlist of possible options to replace under-fire boss Ernesto Valverde, according to a report. Valverde’s future at Camp Nou is in doubt following Wednesday’s shock Champions League exit at the hands of Liverpool, losing 4-0 in the semi-final second leg Anfield to crash out 4-3 on aggregate. Barca chucked away a hefty first-leg advantage for the second year running, having been dumped out with a 3-0 loss to Roma in last season’s quarter-finals. The Catalan giants have already wrapped up back-to-back La Liga titles and are on course to retain the Copa del Rey, but Fox Sports claims that Barca chiefs are ready t...

Rugby Australia ‘still planning to sack Israel Folau’

Israel Folau has been told by Rugby Australia that it still intends terminating his contract despite meeting with the Wallabies full-back to discuss his latest homophobic remarks. Folau said on his Instagram account on Wednesday that “hell awaits” for “drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, idolators.” The post has not been deleted. The 30-year-old, a Christian who holds deeply religious views, was warned last year for making homophobic comments on social media but escaped disciplinary action. View this post on Instagram Those that are living in Sin will end up in Hell unless you repent. Jesus Christ loves you and is giving you time to turn away from your sin and come to him. _______________ Now the works of the flesh are manifest, w...

Relegation-threatened Yeovil Town sack Darren Way

Saturday’s defeat at MK Dons was a 12th in 16 league matches for the Glovers in 2019. Yeovil have sacked manager Darren Way, the League Two club have announced. A poor run of results – 10 defeats in the last 12 matches – has seen the Glovers slip perilously close to the relegation zone. Saturday’s 2-0 loss at MK Dons leaves Yeovil just two points above the bottom two, with 23rd-placed Macclesfield having a game in hand. Neale Marmon will oversee first-team duties on a temporary basis, with the club’s next game at home against Newport on March 30. “Yeovil Town Football Club can confirm that with regret Darren Way has had his employment terminated,” said a statement on Yeovil’s official website. “Whilst Darren’s dedication, strong work ethic an...

Doncaster sack Niall Mason after sexual assault conviction

The defender admitted a charge of sexual assault. Doncaster have cancelled the contract of Niall Mason following his conviction for sexual assault. The 22-year-old defender pleaded guilty to the charge in January following an incident last year and was handed a six-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, and placed on the sex offenders’ register. A statement released by the League One club on Monday said: “Rovers have cancelled the contract of Niall Mason after he withdrew an appeal against his dismissal by the club. “Rovers opened internal disciplinary proceedings immediately following his guilty plea for a sexual offence at Sheffield Crown Court.” Mason’s sacking ends a spell at Doncaster which began in August 2016, initially on loan from Aston Villa...

Chelsea to sack Maurizio Sarri during international break?

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich could reportedly sack manager Maurizio Sarri during the international break following the team’s 2-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park. Chelsea chairman Roman Abramovich is reportedly considering sacking manager Maurizio Sarri during the upcoming international break following Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at the hands of Everton. Chelsea dominated the first half at Goodison Park without finding a breakthrough, and they were made to pay after the break as goals from Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson put another major dent in their top-four hopes. Sarri’s future came under intense scrutiny last month following a string of poor results and an extraordinary incident in the EFL Cup final when goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga openly defied the Italian’s a...

West Brom sack manager Darren Moore

West Brom have announced the dismissal of head coach Darren Moore just hours after a 1-1 draw against Championship bottom club Ipswich. The result dealt a further blow to the Baggies’ faltering promotion hopes and prompted what the club said was an “enormously difficult” decision. Despite sitting in fourth place,  a run of just four wins in their last 12 games has seen the Baggies cast adrift in the battle for automatic promotion. A statement from West Bromwich Albion Football Club.#WBAhttps://t.co/lnZZhpBg2j — West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) March 9, 2019 Chief executive Mark Jenkins told the club’s official website: “This has been an enormously difficult decision for a club which will always hold Darren in such high regard. “He took over at a very difficult time last season and reunited the ...

I know I’m not immune from the sack, says Dyche

Sean Dyche does not feel safe in the Burnley hotseat, despite his historic achievements at the club. Last season’s seventh-placed finish saw the Clarets qualify for Europe for the first time in half a century but, seven months on, the feeling at Turf Moor is very different, with Burnley staring at a relegation battle. Dyche’s team sit three points adrift of safety in 18th place in the Premier League table with 12 points – 20 fewer than at the same stage last season. The goals conceded column, meanwhile, shows they are only one short of last term’s entire tally. Wednesday’s 5-1 home loss to Everton ended with boos from the stands, and voices questioning Dyche’s future, although in the minority, have begun to grow louder. Dyche is the fourth longest-serving manager across the Premier League ...

Oldham sack Bunn after Boxing Day battering

The 56-year-old had been in charge for six months. Oldham have sacked manager Frankie Bunn. The League Two club announced the 56-year-old had left the club in the wake of the 6-0 thrashing by Carlisle on Boxing Day. “Oldham Athletic Football Club can confirm that the contract of manager Frankie Bunn has been terminated with immediate effect,” a statement read. “We would like to place on record our thanks to Frankie for all his efforts during his time at Boundary Park. “Pete Wild will take the first team as caretaker manager and the club will look to appoint a permanent manager as soon as possible.” Oldham are currently 12th in the League Two standings.

Aitor Karanka facing sack at Nottingham Forest?

Nottingham Forest reportedly start to consider sacking Aitor Karanka with the club having gone four games without a win in the Championship. Nottingham Forest have reportedly started to consider replacements for head coach Aitor Karanka. Forest currently sit in 10th position in the Championship standings having failed to win any of the last four games at the second tier. The East Midlands outfit squandered a three-goal lead at Norwich City on Boxing Day and after an alleged falling out with his players, it appears that the Spaniard may be pushed out at the City Ground. According to the Daily Mail, the club’s hierarchy may sack Karanka in the near future and former Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic is already said to be in the running for a role in the dugout. Karanka is closing in on 12 ...

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