Iconic 'Chopper' Harris sets timer for Sarri 'to put things right'
- Legendary Chelsea defender Ron Harris believes Maurizio Sarri has to change the situation at the club until the end of the month or he would be in a position to leave Stamford Bridge.
- The Englishman claims the League Cup final against Manchester City, the FA Cup game against Manchester United and all of the games in the Premier League games are going to decide the manager's future.
On Sunday, February 10, Chelsea suffered a humbling 6-0 defeat to Manchester City at Etihad. As most of the Blues' previous managers were fired for lesser setbacks, there have emerged discussion on Maurizio Sarri's future at Stamford Bridge.
Thus, Ron Harris, an iconic Chelsea defender, known for the telling nickname 'Chopper', who played almost 20 seasons at the club since 1961 to 1980, believes the Italian should get time until the end of the month to turn the tide. The 74-year-old told Love Sport Radio:
"That’s for the powers that be [but if I were in charge] I would most probably have a chat with him and say ‘you’ve got until the end of the month to put things right and if not, you’re obviously in a precarious position’.
@Brilafm889#onitsha. There is no reason to sack sarri, it is time for my club to do away with the short term mentality, sarri's philosophy is the real deal in this modern era, give him time and back him with money in the transfer market.— Raphael Azubuike (@AzubuikeRaphael) February 11, 2019
"The knives are out for the fella at the moment but it’s up to him now to get the players to rally round.
"Whether he can do that remains to be seen because they’re playing Manchester United in the cup, the League Cup final coming up and four or five games in the next couple of weeks so I think he needs to put it right otherwise he will be walking."