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Guidolin exclusive: Chelsea boss Sarri deserves time; English press ruthless

Maurizio Sarri deserves more time to implement his revolution on Chelsea.

These are the words spoke by legendary Italian manager Francesco Guidolin to Tribalfootball.

Sunday's 2-0 loss Liverpool has dented Chelsea's chances of finishing in the top-four this season, thus throwing into question the future of Sarri at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues are still alive in the Europa League and can recover in time to make the top-four.

Guidolin has experience transferring ideas from Serie A to the Premier League. In 2015/16, he enjoyed a remarkable achievement by leading Swansea City from 17th to survival. He was controversially sacked seven games into the following season.

And the former Udinese manager thinks Sarri needs more time and shouldn't receive the same fate as he did in Wales.

Guidolin said: "I wish Sarri the opportunity to show that his football is also valid in England, because the team is strong and the players are there.

"He has the qualities to do well, but I don't know if we'll see him again in London in the near future. If he hopes so, I wish him."

Chelsea supporters have been vocal of their criticism of Sarri at times this season, especially over the use of Callum Hudson-Odoi. These ideas have also been prominent in the English press, who have labelled Sarri as stubborn.

Guidolin admits that foreign managers have a tough time dealing with external pressure in England.

He added: "We should be inside the locker room to be more precise. It seemed to me that his experience had begun well, then something must have happened, because in fact rumours, voices, criticisms are beginning to be heard.

"It is heavy to handle, then in England the press is fiercely critical with foreign coaches."

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