By Joe Strange for MailOnline
Published: 09:43 GMT, 1 February 2019 | Updated: 09:49 GMT, 1 February 2019
Maurizio Sarri apologised to an irate Chelsea fan after being confronted outside the Vitality Stadium following his side's humiliating 4-0 loss by Bournemouth.
The Blues boss, who is now fighting to save his job after Chelsea's worst defeat in the Premier League for 23 years, was heading towards the car park when he stopped to listen to one of Chelsea's travelling supporters.
A small group had gathered outside the exit, but one frustrated fan made his voice heard as Sarri and his assistant Gianfranco Zola came out of an exit.
Maurizio Sarri speaks with a frustrated Chelsea fan after his side's defeat at Bournemouth
The man described the 4-0 loss as 'the worst performance ever' - and Sarri agreed with him
Sarri shakes hands with the supporter as he apologises for Chelsea's shocking display
'Maurizio, you should resign after that, that was appalling,' the man shouted as Sarri walked alongside a steward.
The former Napoli boss chose not to ignore the calls, instead stopping to engage in a short conversation.
The fan continued: 'Terrible, terrible. If you can't motivate them, you said you may be using them wrong. That was disgusting, the worst performance ever.'
Sarri was quick to apologise, even admitting that the fan was 'completely right' to be unhappy with Chelsea's display on the south coast.
'Sorry. The performance second half,' Sarri said while shaking the man's hand and patting him on the shoulder.
The fan then gestures to the group behind him, who had waited for over an hour