Gary Neville feels that it is only a matter of time before Maurizio Sarri and Chelsea part ways, and suggests that it will happen at the end of the season.
The Blues hammered bottom of the table Huddersfield 5-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, but that came off the back of disappointing defeats at Arsenal and Bournemouth , the latter 4-0.
Amid reports of dressing room unrest at the club, the Blues have seen a resurgent Manchester United move to just two points behind them in the challenge for a place in the top four.
And Neville thinks Sarri won’t be at the club at the start of 2019/20.
“I don’t think Chelsea will sack him during the season but the warning signs are there which make you think it would be surprising if it went past the summer,” he told Sky Sports .
“Not because I want him to leave – I think he’s doing a good job – but looking at it he probably realises the job he is in.
“He’s had a look at the players and sees the players are not doing what he wants them to do.
“They never probably will. The maximum any manager gets out of those Chelsea players is one year. That’s the nature of the club.
“No manager can maintain that job for a long time. No manager has control. The manager should have control and be the voice of the football club. But there’s so much politics going on.”