It’s about two months to the new season and the issue of Chelsea’s managerial uncertainty is still unresolved. With many top managers being tipped for the job, I’d like to point out 3 key areas Chelsea are considering in the appointment of a new manager.
SELF-SUFFICIENCY MODEL ADAPTATION:
This was the major turning point of current Chelsea Head Coach – Antonio Conte’s factitious relationship with the club’s board. It’s no longer news that Chelsea are not big spenders in the transfer market anymore. The desire to run the club without dependence on Roman Abramovich’s cash influence is the major reason for this new development. The club clearly buys young players with good resale value. So, any incoming coach needs to be ready to work with the club’s strategy for conducting transfer businesses or risk running on the same sticky path like Conte.
SPICE UP OUR STYLE OF PLAY:
Another major criticism fired at Conte was his often derided defensive tactics that got us struggling against so many teams last season. The fact we were the least scorers in the top six is testament to this. Obviously, a change from the pragmatic style of bygone years to a more fluid artistic style of play will be demanded from the next manager. Balancing both attacking and defensive tactics will be vital.
EXPLORE OUR SUCCESSFUL ACADEMY SETUP:
This is another consideration for the new manager. Clearly, Conte did quite well in this regard, but more work still needs to be done. What the next manager intends to do with our successful academy will be vital. The likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Marco Van Ginkel, Andreas Christensen, Ethan Ampadu, Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Kenedy, and a host of other young players are the future of Chelsea. How the new manager plans to seamlessly clear out the old guard and replace them with the young blues, work with both the old and young players and instill team bond will be very crucial to the success of the club.
Let’s hope for the best. Cheers!