Chelsea will consider hiring former coach Steve Holland if they sack Maurizio Sarri

Milton Keynes Dons v Chelsea - The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round

Maurizio Sarri is on the brink of being sacked as Chelsea manager.

Recent defeats to Manchester City in the Premier League (6-0) and Manchester United in the FA Cup (2-0) have piled pressure on the 60-year-old.

And there's a good chance Sunday's Carabao Cup final between Chelsea and City will determine his future.

Numerous reports claim Sarri will be axed next week if the Blues lose at Wembley - which, it has to be said, is very likely.

Chelsea have been awful in recent weeks and it sounds like Sarri's relationship with the players has completely deteriorated.

He recently accused them of being hard to motivate, while it's rumoured that Eden Hazard and co. believe it's only a matter of time before he goes.

Should the inevitable happen, the Guardian claim Chelsea will consider bringing in their former coach and current England assistant manager Steve Holland.

Holland, 48, has previously worked under Jose Mourinho and Guus Hiddink at Stamford Bridge and is the club's favoured option to take over until the end of the season.

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One obstacle is Holland's ties with the England national team, meaning Chelsea would need to get clearance from The FA to combine his duties.

Their current assistant manager, Gianfranco Zola, has also been tipped to replace Sarri, but the former striker has missed the last two games due to issues with his recent gallstone surgery.

Zinedine Zidane is another name linked with Chelsea after he stepped down as Real Madrid manager last summer, but the Frenchman is more of a long-term hire.

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