LONDON -- Maurizio Sarri has said he would rather quit Chelsea if the club base their decision on his future solely on the result of the Europa League final.
Chelsea take on Arsenal in Baku next Wednesday already assured of a place in next season's Champions League thanks to a third place finish in the Premier League, but Sarri's future at the club remains the subject of intense speculation.
LONDON -- Juventus will be forced to pay up if they want to make Maurizio Sarri their next coach with Chelsea not minded to sack the Italian regardless of whether or not he wins the Europa League final, sources have told ESPN FC.
Sarri's future remains far from certain despite fulfilling his primary objective of securing Champions League qualification for Chelsea, and Roma have also been linked with a move to bring the former Napoli boss back to Serie A.
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech was coy on reports that he will return to his former club Chelsea as sporting director when he retires from playing after the teams meet in this month's Europa League final.
Sky Sports News and other British media reported the news on Tuesday, with the 37-year-old Cech tweeting: "Despite the news today as I had already said to everybody before, I'll make [a] decision about my future after the last game. Now my sole focus is to win the EL with @Arsenal."