Maurizio Sarri reportedly has a month to save his job at Chelsea after their humiliation at the hands of Manchester City on Sunday.
The Blues went down to their worst ever Premier League defeat at the Etihad over the weekend with stories emerging immediately after the full-time whistle that the Italian was set for the chop.
That won’t happen straight away though, with a story in The Guardian insisting that the former Napoli man now has four weeks to show the hierarchy at Stamford Bridge that he is worth sticking with.
Sarri is only seven months into a three-year deal in west London but admitted on Sunday that journalists would have to “ask the president” if he was likely to be fired following their 6-0 thrashing.
The Guardian report claims that the next four weeks are crucial for the 60-year-old, as they face Malmo in the Europa League, Manchester United in the FA Cup, Manchester City in the EFL Cup final and Tottenham in the Premier League.
Only after those games will Chelsea make a decision on the manager’s future.