MAURIZIO SARRI looks set to survive until at least Thursday after Chelsea revealed he will be at their Europa League press conference on Wednesday.
Sarri has admitted his job is under threat after three defeats in four games – including yesterday's 6-0 thrashing by Manchester City.
PA:Empics Sport3 Chelsea manager Sarri has come under fire in recent weeks
After the dismal run, that has seen Chelsea lose three consecutive away matches, odds have been slashed on Sarri becoming the latest premature Stamford Bridge sacking.
Ex-Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane and former PSG manager Laurent Blanc have emerged as odds-on favourites to replace Sarri if he is fired.
However, a press release including Sarri’s name ahead of Chelsea’s Europa League round of 32 tie against Malmo suggests the Italian will not yet depart London.
Chelsea travel to Sweden ahead of Thursday's first leg against Malmo and the Blues boss will face the press one day before the game.
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3 Sarri is listed on the press release as it hints he will not be sacked this week
EPA3 Chelsea dropped to sixth after getting battered in Manchester
Despite their poor league form, Sarri and his men are still involved in all three cups competitions.
Next week the FA Cup holders host Man United at Stamford Bridge in the fifth round.
Chelsea then play Man City again, one week after their FA Cup tie against United – as they meet the league champions at Wembley in the League Cup final.
They sit sixth in the table, with yesterday's hammering seeing them drop below Arsenal on goal difference.