Chelsea FC's board of directors axed Graham Potter, who came in to make amends following Thomas Tuchel’s Disastrous start of the season. The situation is yet to improve in the Blues' camp even with the arrival of Frank Lampard, who had a successful life as the team's captain. Chelsea is searching for a first win in eight matches. Many high-profile personalities are on the waiting list to find a place at the helm of Stamford Bridge to make the most of the underutilized pack of talent. The following are the potential managers tipped by bookmakers as favourites to take the mantle at Chelsea.
Mauricio Pochettino at 1/12 (Unemployed)
Several football commentators hugely tip Pochettino to take over at the bridge to make amends for his past stint in the competition, which ended with little to be proud of trophy-wise. However, his experience in the EPL and ability to manage big names make him ideal for what Chelsea could be looking for to restore its lost glory. During his five-year stay at Tottenham, Pochettino steered his side to the Champions League on four occasions. Chelsea owners would be looking for this kind of stability so that their team can return to winning ways and the Argentinian is the overwhelming favourite to get the job at 1/12.
Vincent Kompany at 14/1 (Burnley manager)
The Manchester City legend has done remarkably well steering his Championship side (Burnley) to an automatic qualification spot with several games to spare. Before taking over the managerial role, he had already made a name by winning trophies as Manchester City captain.
However, if Kompany takes the Chelsea job (14/1), Stamford Bridge fans will have to forget the number of occasions he denied them the opportunity to smile when he was at the top of his career at the Etihad Stadium but that should be easy when you look at the work he has done with Burnley this season..
Luis Enrique at 33/1 (Unemployed)
Enrique's resume is not short of a wealth of experience after steering teams with the best players in the world. Football enthusiasts respect Enrique, remarkably, for his steering Barcelona to every fan's desire for the European treble in his maiden season–easing three goals past the famously strong Juventus side at Olympiastadion.
Familiarity with several players in the squad (Azpilicueta, Arrizabalaga, and Cucurella) will enable him to hit the ground running and excite the Stamford Bridge faithful. Besides, it is on record that his stint at Barcelona saw his side put away an average of 112 goals per season. This can be good news to the Chelsea board that only witnessed their team score once in the last six matches and his odds are only 33/1 to become the next Chelsea boss.
Unai Emery at 33/1 (Aston Villa)
Unai Emery's kind words to Chelsea saying that the club should give the manager time to improve the team, following a disastrous performance this season, make him the fans' favourite. Emery once said, “Chelsea has good players”–implying he admires the teams. He has had an excellent life in Aston Villa–avoiding defeat in his last ten matches. This is what Chelsea fans would wish for at this time of the season but the odds of 33/1 make him an outsider.
Ange Postecoglou at 33/1 (Celtic)
The current Celtic manager has steered his side to a 23–match undefeated run, winning the Scottish Premier League with many goals to spare this season. This consistency in management and results is what the Stamford Bridge board needs to steer the team back to its past glory. However, the lack of EPL experience makes him less favourable to the other big names at 33/1.
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