The Premier League Champions are currently in turmoil. After storming to the league title in his first season in English football, Antonio Conte’s second season is likely to end in a sacking. The Blues currently sit 5th in the league, 19 points off top spot. A position that Roman Abramovich doesn’t see as acceptable.
Here are the 5 likeliest candidates to replace Antonio Conte at the Bridge.
The Italian manager has dominated Serie A, much like Antonio Conte did. His exploits at Juventus have proved his pedigree and at Stamford Bridge, he could take the Blues to new heights. As a man who constantly switches between a back three and back four, Allergi is a tactically versatile coach that wouldn’t be fazed by the bright lights of the Premier League.
The World Cup-winning coach is a man highly-touted across the world of football. The way he’s taken the German national team to the pinnacle of international football is admirable.
Before taking over Germany, Löw had been managing at club level since 1992. He’s experienced, exceptional at developing youth and extremely adjustable to changing conditions, traits all needed for the Premier League.
What Leonardo Jardim has done at Monaco is nothing short of spectacular. He pipped the billionaire franchise of Paris Saint-Germain to the league title last season. On top of that, he introduced to the world a bunch of world class youngsters.
Nobody was talking about Kylian Mbappé, Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy before last season but what did Jardim do with them? Win the Ligue 1 and reach semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League. With the best youth academy in Europe at Stamford Bridge, Leonardo Jardim and Chelsea are a match made in heaven.
The Italian may have already experienced a bittersweet time at Stamford Bridge, but a man of his pedigree shouldn’t be sniffed at. If Carlo Ancelotti, a 3-time Champions League winner, is available, you must do all you can to secure his services.
In his time at Chelsea, Ancelotti won a league title, the FA Cup and the Community Shield. On top of that, he won 80% of his games as Chelsea manager, there’s no reason why he couldn’t do such again.
If it weren’t for the obnoxious approach of Everton, Marco Silva would still be Watford manager. The Portuguese coach was doing wonders at Vicarage Road until speculation about his future began to come to surface. Like Ancelotti, Marco Silva also comes with EPL experience.
Regardless of how his reign ended at Watford, Marco Silva is still a tactically astute manager with a high ceiling. The Chelsea job could be the perfect platform for Marco Silva to launch his career into the upper echelon of football management.