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3 Reasons why Maurizio Sarri should be sacked

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19 Feb 2019, 15:06 IST

Maurizio Sarri
Maurizio Sarri

Another big game, another defeat for the Blues. Things have gotten so frustrating for the Chelsea faithful that they no longer believe in their manager. Chants of "you don't know what you are doing" and "you are getting sacked in the morning" echoed around Stamford bridge during the 2:0 defeat to Manchester United.

"Sarri ball" has become "sorryball". Things change very fast in football and this brand of football that was lauded as revolutionary has been demystified and is now despised by Chelsea fans. It gets even more frustrating when at the end of every defeat the Chelsea team for all their dominance are unable to score a goal.

The defeat against Tottenham at Wembley was Chelsea's first loss of the campaign and it laid the blue print for what opposing teams should do against Chelsea to get a result. Since then, Leicester City, Wolves, Arsenal, Bournemouth and now, Manchester United have used that blueprint to get a win over the Stamford Bridge outfit.

It may be considered unfair if the Italian tactician is not given time to implement his methods fully. However, there are tell tale signs that Sarri's method is not built for a league as competitive and result oriented as the Premier league.

Here's a look at three reasons why Maurizio Sarri should be sacked from the Chelsea job less than one year into his tenure.

#1 Sarri's stubbornness

Maurizio Sarri has developed the reputation of a stubborn manager
Maurizio Sarri has developed the reputation of a stubborn manager

Maurizio Sarri has developed a reputation for being a very stubborn manager. He believes strongly in his methods, his philosophy and in its ability to steamroll any opposition his team faces.

For a top flight manager, it can be a very important trait. If the man in charge does not absolutely believe in his methods and philosophy, then it is difficult to convince the players to do that.

However, the stubbornness in top flight managers should not become lack of flexibility. In a league as competitive as the English Premier League, such inflexibility is usually exploited to devastating effect.

Sarri's stubborn belief in his 4-3-3 system and in the sacredness of Jorginho's role in this system has cost his team big time. He remains too stubborn to acknowledge it and worse still, too stubborn to change it.

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