While all the Premier League clubs are on a hunt for players to strengthen their squads, Chelsea are manager hunting looking for possible prospects.
With Pep Guardiola being the manager in great demand amongst the Premier League elites, Chelsea is looking for other prospects, as Manchester City seems to be the likelier destination of the current Bayern manager.
According to Independent, the three managers who are top priority for the Blues are, Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino, Italy’s Antonio Conte and Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone.
Chelsea are also bracing themselves for other options, mainly from the Premier League, if in case these managers also refuse to take the task of managing Chelsea. Due to the current conditions at the club, the Blues are no longer a team, every manager wants to coach.
With a probable absence from the Champions league, the Premier League defending champions might find it difficult to attract big managerial names to Stamford Bridge. Seeing the impatience of Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, and the board, not many managers are now willing to up the job.
The Daily Telegraph reports, Chelsea are looking to get Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri, who was the first manager after Abramovich took ownership of Chelsea. The Russian might look to attain his services yet again, seeing the remarkable job he has done at Leicester City who currently lead the Premier League table.
However, should Ranieri choose to stay with Leicester, Mark Hughes, a Chelsea supporter since childhood and current Stoke City’s manager, is also a contender for the job. According to Guardian, Chelsea are also monitoring Hughes who has made Stoke City the most entertaining and tough teams to beat at home in the Premier League.
The third Premier League manager who is on Chelsea’s list is, Bournemouth manager, Eddie Howe. However, with only six months of Premier League experience, the manager himself, might be reluctant to take the job.
Blues owner, Abramovich has appointed 9 managers, 11 times in his 12-year reign, but not a single one of them has a been a British.
It won’t be until the end of the season, to see who Roman appoints as the new head at Chelsea to pull them out of the turmoil they have sunk into.