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Chelsea’s wait for Sarri will be over in the ‘next 24-36 hours’ — report

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We’ve now reached the point where the first day of preseason for all players not involved in the World Cup is imminent. It’s absolutely imperative that the ongoing Sarri-Chelsea-Conte triangle comes to some kind of final decision and doesn’t involve anymore more delays or haggling.

Realistically, Chelsea will be very much aware of how precarious this situation has become (at least you’d hope so) and, even though I’m starting to get nauseous every time I see his name, Alfredo Pedullà is promising us the REAL kind of finality we’ve been craving for weeks. According to him, the “wait” for Maurizio Sarri will be over in the next 24 to 36 hours as he explicitly states that the clubs both realize that this farce of a situation has finally got to come to an end.

This hope decreases, unfortunately, as soon as one reads the final sentence: Pedullà says that there could also be a meeting on Sunday that decides the managerial conundrum. Chelsea finalizing the move for Sarri at the absolute very last minute before the first team returns to Cobham sounds exactly like the sort of conclusion that this long overdue saga is bound to have.

So, will this really be the end of this tedious manager hunt? Normally I’d say probably not but Chelsea doesn’t really have any other choice than to actually DO something. Alas, rejoice, the waiting game is finally coming to an end, one way or the other, and we can hopefully fully concentrate on the important things, namely preparing adequately and swiftly for the upcoming season.

The real hot days are imminent. They have to be, right, Nelly?