Today’s back pages: ‘back me or sack me now’, says Chelsea boss Sarri
A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 23 May
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has issued an ultimatum ahead of next week’s Uefa Europa League final against Arsenal.
Sarri’s future at Stamford Bridge has been questioned and it’s claimed that the Italian could lose his job if the Blues lose against the Gunners on 29 May.
In a bold move Sarri has told the Chelsea board to “sack me now” if his future depends on the result in Baku. His words are the focus of the majority of today’s newspaper back pages.
Fifa scrap expansion plans
Fifa’s plan to increase the number of teams for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been scrapped.
The Times reports that football’s global governing body wanted to expand the next World Cup from 32 to 48 teams. However, political problems in the Gulf and Middle East have proved too big a challenge to overcome.