England assistant eyed for Chelsea job

England assistant eyed for Chelsea job

England assistant eyed for Chelsea job

Amid a run of poor results, which has left the club languishing in sixth in the English Premier League table, Chelsea fans have seemingly grown exhausted of bashing besieged manager Maurizio Sarri and his brand of "Sarri ball", and have instead begun to question the tact of the London club's hierarchy.

However, Kante has been shifted out of his preferred position to accommodate Sarri's summer signing Jorginho.

Laporte said: "I could not be happier to commit my long-term future to Manchester City".

The London Evening Standard is reporting that the Blues are interested in the former Paris Saint-Germain manager as a potential option to replace Sarri.

In the first season when it was hard I said we needed time and they supported me.

Maurizio Sarri's men cruised to a win in the second half, courtesy of goals from Olivier Giroud, Ross Barkley and Callum Hudson-Odoi, to extend their involvement in Europe. His strength is breaking up play and winning the ball back, and that allows other Chelsea players to take more risks because they have that security of Kante being behind them. In my job, I need the result.

Because he (Guardiola) was lucky.

Pep Guardiola endured similar struggles as he sought to impose his methods at the Etihad Stadium in 2016-17 but the presence of old Barcelona allies Ferran Soriano and Txiki Begiristain on the City board meant his position was seldom called into question. I'll tell you - very very very good.

Manchester City destroyed Chelsea 6-0 earlier this month, but Guardiola maintains it was not an accurate reflection of their quality. I want their minds really very free. "Without confidence", he added.

A point would be enough to take Liverpool back to the top of the Premier League but they will face a very different Manchester United side to the one they swept aside 3-1 at Anfield in December.

"To be honest, we should forget that match because it won't happen again, we are not expecting the same result", said League Cup holders City's midfielder.

Reports suggest that Abramovich has already filled out all the sections of Sarri's P45 and is simply waiting to enter the date of his termination while the club's brightest media minds have already pulled together a statement in which they thank the Neapolitan for "all his hard work" while carefully making sure they don't have to explain what exactly that hard work entailed. "So we will prepare the match in 60 minutes, no more".

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