Gary Neville: It's only a matter of time before Sarri and Chelsea part ways.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri could be sacked in the summer, says Neville.

Maurizio Sarri during Chelsea's win over Perth Glory. [Darren Walsh]

Gary Neville reckons that it is only a matter of time before Maurizio Sarri is axed by Chelsea despite their 5-0 win over bottom of the table Huddersfield.

The Manchester United legend is not convinced Sarri - who replaced Antonio Conte at the Stamford Bridge helm - will be managing the Blues next season, suggesting that the former Napoli boss will be gone at the end of the campaign.

Amid reports of dressing room unrest at the west London side, the Blues sit on fourth spot in the Premier League table, two points ahead of Manchester United who continued their momentum under Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer with a 1-0 win over Leicester City, and three points above Arsenal who are also in the fight for a top-four finish.

Former Man Utd right-back, now Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville. [Image: Action Images]

"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," the former England defender 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."

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