Chelsea produced an emphatic performance to beat Arsenal in the Europa League final in Baku as Maurizio Sarri won his first major trophy.
An emotional Sarri celebrated with his players on the pitch, but his future remains in doubt despite ending his first season at Stamford Bridge on a successful note.
Coupled with a third-place finish in the Premier League it has made for what, on the face of it, is a strong first season for the Italian coach and yet his future is uncertain.
Sarri has two years left on his Chelsea contract but speculation is mounting that his departure is imminent with Italian champions Juventus currently without a manager.
The good news for Chelsea is that their relatively strong finish to the season was enough to lift them up to third and secure Champions League football – a vital boost to revenue.
The bad news is that strengthening the squad could be tricky regardless of that revenue or the identity of the manager because of the transfer ban imposed on them by FIFA.
Given the likelihood that Chelsea will be unable to bring in new players that could complicate Eden Hazard’s proposed dream departure to Real Madrid.
The star man has made no secret of his desire to represent the Spanish giants and spoke before the final of his hope for a perfect farewell in Baku after seven years at Chelsea.
Nevertheless, whatever twists and turns that are going to happen in the summer, Chelsea will come back to face the 2019/20 season with their heads held up high.