the reigns at Stamford Bridge if, as expected, Maurizio Sarri departs
Sarri looks all but certain to return to his
native Italy to join Juventus after the Serie A champions named him as
their number one target following the departure of Massimiliano Allegri,
and a deal could be completed as soon as next week.
believe Allegri is one of those in contention to take the hot-seat at
Chelsea , along with ex-player Frank Lampard and Ajax boss Erik ten Hag.
according to journalist Dean Jones there is a conflict of interests
between the coaching and playing staff and the board of directors with
regards to who they want as manager next season.
Jones tweeted: “People on the ground at Chelsea’s training base are keen for Lampard to become the next manager.
It’s the big bosses in offices that have more concern about it being too risky.”
is considered a legendary figure at the club after making 648
appearances during 13 seasons at Stamford Bridge, and the 40-year-old
impressed in his first season in management at Derby County, taking them
to the Championship playoff final where they were eventually beaten by
It cannot be denied, however, that Allegri is a man
with much more managerial experience than Lampard. The 51-year-old has
managed Italian giants AC Milan and Juventus, and has won six Serie A
titles and been a runner-up twice in the Champions League.
Hag has not been quite as successful as Allegri, but nevertheless won
admirers far and wide for the style he implemented at Ajax during their
remarkable Champions League run to the semi-finals this season, where
they beat the likes of Real Madrid and Juventus in the knockout stages.