Mourinho and 4 other managers that could replace Pochettino at Chelsea

Mourinho and 4 other managers that could replace Pochettino at Chelsea

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 09:46 - 22.05.2024

Mauricio Pochettino left Chelsea by mutual consent after 11 months, and the lucrative void at Stamford Bridge will need to be filled.

Pochettino left Chelsea on Tuesday night in shocking circumstances, leaving the club in 6th after a turbulent first season.

Still, what's done is done and Chelsea co-owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Egbali will be looking for a 5th permanent manager in less than 3 years.

5 managers who could replace Mourinho at Chelsea

Jose Mourinho

Ah, the Special One! Chelsea fans adore their former boss, and his trophy cabinet speaks volumes.

Jose Mourinho was successful in his first stint with Chelsea after arriving in 2004

He is out of a job which should make a deal easier to do. It could also be a short-term option, but he is one the fans will certainly get behind.

Ruben Amorim

Amorim has impressed with his work at Sporting CP, leading the Portuguese giants to a league title in his first full season in charge.

His tactical flexibility and reputation for working with young players could be perfect for Chelsea, and he is open to an exit after flying to London to have an interview with West Ham last month.

Roberto De Zerbi

This is a tricky one. The ex-Brighton boss is reportedly keen to work outside England, but he is as good as you can find anywhere at the moment.

Italian manager Roberto De Zerbi created something special at Brighton. (Photo Credit: Statmandave/X)

The Italian tactician was mighty impressive during his time at the Amex, guiding Brighton to a 6th-placed finish, and ultimately their first-ever season in European competition.

De Zerbi has been linked with a move to AC Milan, so if Chelsea want him, Todd Boehly and co will have to move fast.

Kieran McKenna

Kieran McKenna and Jose Mourinho worked together at Manchester United | Getty

This is one name Chelsea fans may not be too familiar with but McKenna is a young manager whose stock is rising.

He guided Ipswich to consecutive promotions and his expansive style of play has seen him linked to numerous big-time jobs over the past few weeks.

The former Manchester United coach worked with the likes of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.

Thomas Tuchel

Several reports have surfaced insisting Tuchel would love a chance to return to the Premier League.

Bayern Munich boss Thoma Tuchel (Imago)

He is Chelsea's only real success since Antonio Conte and the fans love him.

While his time at Bayern may not have ended in glorious circumstances, he left the Bundesliga side with his reputation intact.

Tuchel oversaw 63 wins in 100 games in charge of Chelsea and guided them to a UEFA CChampions League triumph in 2021.

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