According to a report on The Telegraph, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is considering appointing a fresh, dynamic coach who is committed to modern, attractive football and willing to promote young players.
With Conte expected to leave at the end of the season, many of Europe’s leading managerial names, such as Luis Enrique, Max Allegri, Maurizzo Sarri and Leonardo Jardim have been linked with Chelsea.
Abramovich have mostly favoured appointing a manager who is a proven winner but some close allies of Abramovich have also suggested a new approach that would see Chelsea try to find the next big thing, rather than going for a proven winner or star name, The Telegraph reports.
Abramovich reportedly admires Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino but understands there is little chance of prising the Argentine away from Tottenham Hotspur this summer.
Promising coaches who have the potential to become the very best such as Roma’s Eusebio Di Francesco, Hoffenheim’s Julian Nagelsmann and even Huddersfield Town’s David Wagner are reportedly being considered.