Maurizio Sarri responded to Chelsea future speculation

Maurizio Sarri says he has achieved the goals asked of him in his debut campaign as Chelsea head coach but is still unsure whether or not he will have a job at Stamford Bridge next season.

The 60-year-old boss has secured a return to the Champions League for the Premier League club after finishing third in the top flight with a draw at Leicester on the final day of the season.

Maurizio Sarri has also led the Blues to the Europa League final where they will play Arsenal, giving him the opportunity to claim some silverware in his first season in west London.

The Italian says that a Champions League return was the only thing asked of him on his arrival at the club, but he has not yet been assured of his position going forward.

When questioned if he will still be at the club next year, Maurizio Sarri said: ‘I think so, but I am not sure. ‘I can say only that the club asked me for the Champions League, and we reached the target.

‘As you know very well, I love English football. I love the Premier League; it’s fantastic, and the level is the best in the world, I think. The atmosphere in the stadiums is wonderful. I would like very much to stay here.’

Things have turned around significantly for Maurizio Sarri after going through a seriously sticky patch earlier in the campaign. A 4-0 loss to Bournemouth and a 6-0 thrashing at Manchester City at the end of January.