Reports across Europe increasingly suggest that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte could be on his way out of the club in the summer. The Daily Mail reports that the Italian has somehow made up his mind to depart from Stamford Bridge with his future seemingly unclear.
The reasons as to why he would exit a club with whom he won the Premier League just on his debut season as a manager are still unclear. Even so, other sources also indicate that he has once again been primed to take over as head coach of Italy national team,again. Good enough?
But since the commencement of the 2017-18 season,things have not gone so smoothly for Conte and Chelsea. An on and off first leg with mixed results both in the Champions League and the Premier League has now seen his club dangle in the middle of nowhere. A Champions League knockout date with Barcelona awaits while they are also 15 points behind runaway league leaders,Manchester City.
Even though there is still a possibility of winning all the possible titles,the chances are getting slimmer by the day and that is why Conte could opt out. And now,with all the reports,there are the seniors who are increasingly being tipped to take over the Bridge. We take a closer look at the three most potential candidates and why they befit the Blues.
Luis Enrique– The ex-Barcelona manager is being considered a replacement for Antonio Conte due to his impressive three-year run at La Liga giants. His calmness on the touchline, aggression when results don’t add up and title ambitions could see him land the deal. But is he as good enough as what Roman Abramovic could be looking for?
Maurizzio Sarri– Arguably the best manager in current Italian Serie A season,Sarri has done tremendously well with Napoli. He is considered a Pep Guardiola copycat with huge attacking prowess. Should be a good acquisition for Chelsea,if the reports are anything to go by.
Max Allegri– Tied with a contract at Juventus until 2020,Allegri is also heavily linked with the Chelsea job.
Additional information from The Daily Mail UK