Antonio Conte seems to be well and truly on his way away from Stamford Bridge and the Italian national team and PSG have already been mentioned as his next destinations. This means that Chelsea will have to look for a new manager to replace the Italian with come the end of this season.
Luis Enrique is currently at the head of the queue which has already been set up by bookmakers and he is closely followed by Carlo Ancelotti, Guus Hidding, and Thomas Tuchel. And while most punters will be busy this summer betting on the World Cup at betting operators such as sport.netbet.co.uk, those betting enthusiasts who are into more extravagant betting markets will be all over the Next Permanent Chelsea Manager betting market.
In this article we will look at the three most likely candidates to fit into the Chelsea’s board philosophy and we will try to make an accurate prediction as to who will be Conte’s successor at the Cobham training ground.
- Carlo Ancelotti
Uncle Carlo, as Chelsea fans affectionately refer to their former manager, is currently the second favourite with bookmakers, only behind Luis Enrique, to take the reins of the Blues. He is currently unemployed after his Bayern Munich endeavor was cut short prematurely.
He is famous for cultivating an attacking style of football and Chelsea fans fondly remember the times when six and seven goal victories were a regular occurrence during his first stint at the club.
Ancelotti also fits the profile of a proven manager who has won almost everything that can be won and is not one who is going to antagonize the dressing room, something that both Antonio Conte and his predecessor Jose Mourinho managed to do.
- Guus Hidding
Guus Hidding has served the purpose of a savior of Chelsea on more than one occasion. He was there for Chelsea when they almost knocked out Barcelona to get to the Champions League final and he was also there when Jose Mourinho’s worst professional season in football threatened to get the Blues relegated.
He is the on duty fireman who is always there for his close friend Roman Abramovic and he might be there for him once again next season if all other managers deem themselves unavailable for the treacherous position of a Chelsea manager.
As a manager who is now 71 years old he has nothing left to prove, and his appointment as a Chelsea manager might be beneficial for the club because he is not going to feel the pressure that new and inexperienced managers fall prey to.
- Luis Enrique
It seems like Enrique’s appointment as Chelsea manager is only a matter of time and it is currently not a question of ‘if’ he will be appointed as Chelsea manager, but ‘when’ that will happen.
Various sources claim that Chelsea are getting ready to start next season with former right back Juliano Belletti as director of football and Luis Enrique as manager and everything points to this scenario coming to fruition.