Chelsea looking to poach manager from local rivals to replace Antonio Conte

Tanya Simon
June 4, 2018

Roman Abramovich's own future at the club has been thrown into doubt due to his current visa problems, whereas plans for the new £1bn stadium project have been put on hold.

The 31-year-old midfielder also added that Chelsea is a club that is built over a number of star players coming together and Conte disrupted that growth when he wanted to change his tactics at Stamford Bridge, "Chelsea was nowhere near what it is 10, 15 years ago".

There is still a lot of speculation regarding whether Antonio Conte will remain at Stamford Bride or not after a rather unpleasant second season in charge of the club.

The same report says that Chelsea FC have quickly turned their attentions towards appointing Enrique as their new manager.

The Blues do have a head coach with Antonio Conte still being their manager but reports are indicating that he is set to leave the club after a trophyless season.

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Mikel Obi had spent a decade with the Blues before Conte arrived at the club.

Avram Grant is being considered as the next Chelsea manager.

Previous discussions with Maurizio Sarri have reportedly broken down and Jokanovic has become a target after guiding Fulham to the Premier League through the Championship play-offs last month.

It is thought that Abramovich won't make a decision on who will take over until director Marina Granovskaia returns from holiday next week.

The sudden availability of Zinedine Zidane - now 7/2 from 33/1 - means the FA Cup winners could now alter their focus, while Laurent Blanc is also now a contender in the Next Chelsea Manager Market.

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