Three Likely Candidate To Take Over From Jose Mourinho

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is currently undergoing the deepest crisis is his illustrious managerial career, and there are claims the Portuguese could be sacked anytime soon as the Blues fell to another defeat to West Ham United on Saturday – their fifth in the Premier League this term.

The West Ham defeat has piled up the pressure on Mourinho, as his side currently languish in 15th place in the Premier League.

The indiscipline in the Chelsea camp was on display against the Hammers, and that prompted referee Jon Moss to send Mourinho and his assistant Silvino Lauro to the stands, after midfielder Nemanja Matic had got his marching orders for two bookable offences.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich issued a public vote of confidence to Mourinho two weeks ago, which almost by default has set up the plan for the sack of the manager, should the board decide enough is enough.

The board will reportedly bring in an interim manager, should Mourinho gets sacked and those earmarked for that position are Chelsea current technical director Michael Emenalo, first team coach Steve Holland and a Abramovich favourite and former Chelsea boss Avram Grant.

Grant is currently manager of Ghana and will be familiar with the demands at Stamford Bridge and will know some of the players. Summer signing from Augsburg, Baba Rahman is also a regular Ghana international.

Holland, on the other hand, is Mourinho’s number two and also handles a part-time role with the England Under-21. He will be considered a possible choice.

Emenalo is also well-connected with the Chelsea hierarchy, having been a scout and assistant coach before becoming the technical director.

The Nigerian reportedly picks players for Abramovich to buy and, he could get a chance to sit in the big chair – albeit for a while. Emenalo will also be confident he can steer the Blues out of the relegation zone they currently find themselves.

Chelsea’s next match sees them travel to the Britannia stadium to tackle Stoke City in a League Cup tie and also face Liverpool at the weekend.

These two matches could decide whether Abramovich will stick with or dismiss the Portuguese.