Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri may not be out of a job yet, but just in case, he may already have a soft landing prepared.
According to Italian newspaper La Reppublica (via Football Italia), Sarri was offered AS Roma’s managerial spot by two of the club’s top figures, consultant Franco Baldini and chairman James Pallotta, during a meeting in London.
Current Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco has had a season of ups and downs at Stadio Olimpico, following his debut season where he took the Giallorossi to the Champions League’s semifinal after beating Barcelona in the competition’s quarterfinal in epic manner. At the moment they are sitting in 5th place in the Serie A, one point below AC Milan. And last month, they were eliminated by Fiorentina from the Italian Cup in a match that can only be described as humiliating, losing 7-1 to Mohamed Salah’s former club.
Di Francesco is reportedly ‘very likely’ to leave the club at the end of the season, and he is not the only person who's expected to leave Roma behind, as sporting director Monchi could also follow.
So chances are that when Sarri gets the boot, he won't fall very far (just like most sacked Chelsea coaches). At least his system has been proven more successful in Italy...