With Maurizio Sarri, now well and truly back in Italy, along with his almost famous ‘cigarette’ butt, which was permanently between his lips during Chelsea’s matches, who is in line to replace him.
There are 3 good, candidates, which include one outstanding one and no that does not mean Jose Mourinho, returning back for an impossible 3rd time. I think from a Chelsea fans point of view, that would be almost as bearable as
Rafa Benitez, returning for a second spell… when he was universally unpopular in his first term
So lets look at the first candidate, which is the man Sarri has replaced at Juventus
There is no denying he is a very good contender for the job, a serial winner, like his predecessor at Juventus Antonio Conte, and would be a very good fit for Chelsea, however, as is the way with bosses at Europes top flight clubs, the very pressure of keeping the club at the top of their game and league, nearly always takes its toll
As is the case with Allegri, who after a good few years in the Juve Hotseat, has declared his intention to take a year out of the game, in much the same way that Pep Guardiola did, before he pitched up at Bayern Munich
Yes the Ex West Brom manager / head coach, a surprise outsiders choice, but still none the less a very good coach, who did a brilliant job at West Brom under difficult circumstances and was very unfortunate to be sacked
Chelsea, through and through and currently the assistant manager at Aston Villa to Dean Smith, who got Villa promoted back to the premier ship. Terry has been closely watching the methods of Smith and has stated his intention to return to the Bridge one day as manager, though he has yet to manage a club at any level, unlike …
Yes, you guessed it…
Like Terry, he stated his ambition to return one day to manage ‘his’ club, yet opted for the less glamourous surroundings of Pride Park with Derby County in EFL Championship and… against the odds, go them to the Play Off Final, where they lost to
That said though, he has a years experience of club football under his belt and go the Derby Job, through his uncle Harry (Redknapp) who knows Mel Morris, the Derby chairman
In that time Lampard has shown himself to be an oustanding managerial candiate for A top job, though wether that is Chelsea at this time remains to be seen
Given the fact that he is a Chelsea Legend, in a different way to John Terry, he would certainly bring the Solksjaer effect to the Bridge and gives Chelsea a chance to bring through some of their outstanding Youth
Will he get the nod… Well he hasn’t said No!!