For the ninth time in the Premier League this season, Chelsea lose against Leicester City and there is no longer hope for them to retain the title and securing a top four place already highly unlikely.
The qualities of Chelsea players are not in doubt but questions have arisen over Jose Mourinho’s tactical prowess and leadership ability. They are currently sitting in 16th place on the League log and the club is in capitulation and in need of another manager.
These are the five probable managers we think that are likely to replace Mourinho.
Easily, the most tactically minded coach at the moment, Pep Guardiola has said he wants a move to the Premier League. Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United are all rooting for his signature but Chelsea’s bullishness should see them thump the other clubs to his signature.
A highly successful manager and former Chelsea coach, Guardiola is currently without a job and will make an ideal replacement for the under-fire Portuguese tactician. Ancelotti has a house in London and with his previous experience of coaching Chelsea, it will not take him time to adapt to the rigours of the League.
Very emotional and tactically aware, Diego Simeone will be remembered fondly for breaking the duopoly of Barcelona and Real Madrid when he led Atletico Madrid the Champions League final and won the La Liga. Abramovich should also be looking towards his direction as he can save the remainder of Chelsea’s season.
The Azzurri’s coach has refused to extend his contract with the Italian national team which means he will be available should Chelsea desire to sign. He won the Scudetto three times and is a very disciplined manager.
Despite his limited resources, Martinez has transformed Everton to an impressive side. He was the former coach of Wigan Athletic and was once coveted by Barcelona. If given the adequate transfer resources, Can help stem the tide that is currently bedevilling Chelsea.