Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri will only lose his job if owner Roman Abramovich decides to intervene and cut him loose.
The Italian was left clinging to his job on Sunday night after Chelsea’s embarrassing 6-0 defeat at Manchester City.
Sarri, who took training as usual on Monday morning, even admitted he was under threat after Chelsea crashed to their biggest defeat in 28 years against the rampant Premier League champions.
Club director Marina Granovskaia made the decision to hire Sarri in the summer after being attracted by 'some of the most exciting football in Europe' from his Napoli team.
It appears the final decision on Sarri's future will be in Granovskaia's hands unless Abramovich takes it upon himself to step in.
Sarri remained coy over his future on Sunday and, when asked if he was expecting a call from Abramovich, pointed towards the power structure at Chelsea.
‘You have to ask the club,’ Sarri said amid growing calls for his removal after a fourth defeat in eight games. ‘I’m worried about my team. I’m worried about the performance. My job is always at risk.
‘If the president calls, I’ll be happy, seeing as I never hear from him.
‘To be honest, I don’t know what to expect. I didn’t see my football. At the beginning of the season it worked. Now we need to understand the reasons why it isn’t working. It is not easy.’