The season has ended and everyone is taking stock of the performance of their team holistically. Chelsea, being a serial winning club, wants more come next season.
The transfer ban imposed on them by football governing body, FIFA, however, means that they will have to do with what they currently have and won’t be able to make signings this summer.
That, however, isn’t enough blow for the Blues until reports from multiple sources claim their manager, Mauricio Sarri will be returning to Italy and take the vacant Juventus job. This is the biggest blow that could happen to the Europa League winner but not seen by many.
In an environment where the bar is always high and the financial capabilities of clubs like Manchester City and Liverpool have toppled the Blues, having a manager that is experienced and can steady the ship is more important than the number of signings that comes in or go out.
Chelsea has already lost Eden Hazard to Real Madrid but that alone is not the big deal. It is at a time where the club should be securing every possible aspect of the club to re-launch a big assault next season. Assessing Sarri’s performance this season that made the fans call for his head look dumbfounding.
He indeed played a style alien to the fans but if a true change is expected at the club, he has to be given time to imprint his idea at the club.
When the best betting sites take a poll on whether Sarri will stay beyond this season, most fans wanted him gone. These online betting sites were amazed by the response to the votes which decides to let him leave for Juventus a bizarre but expected one.
The consistent booing during the season will have contributed to his decision to also leave despite winning the Europa League and getting to the final of the league cup. The club will have at this point to look at what they are losing and what is available in the market to replace him.
The 60-year-old might not have been able to get to the mind of the fans yet but his philosophy is one that looks more sustainable to compete with the big boys except Ibrahimovic is ready to also spend big again and match the other clubs.
That has not been the case lately as he always weighs the option before he signs now. Letting Sarri without having the luxury of making signings in the same summer means that the new manager coming in has a great task ahead of him to face.
How many top managers are available in the game right now that are willing to take the Chelsea job? Changing managers at Chelsea has always been something that works but this time needs more retrospect before the next manager is announced.
Club legend, Frank Lampard has been rumored to be in line for the job but the question is will Chelsea have the patience with him if results don’t go his way in the first season?
All is fuzzy for Chelsea at this point and it will be an interesting period to see how Chelsea navigates through it. One thing is sure, in times like this, the manager at the helm has o be one capable of working with the stringiest of resources to make things happen and Chelsea has to ensure they get one to replace Sarri if they want to remain top of their game.