Next Chelsea favourite manager revealed as Jose Mourinho considered

Next Chelsea manager favourite revealed as Jose Mourinho, John Terry and Ruben Amorim considered

It has been revealed who the bookies’ favourite is to replace Mauricio Pochettino as the next permanent Chelsea manager. The 51-year-old has faced an uncertain future at Stamford Bridge for a while now as the Blues struggle to break into the top half of the Premier League table.

With Champions League qualification out of sight and the only route into Europe via the FA Cup, Pochettino finds himself under immense pressure to dramatically transform Chelsea’s fortunes. For now, it remains to be seen whether or not the former Tottenham Hotspur boss has a long-term future in west London.

However, the club appear to be preparing a contingency plan. According to The Guardian, Chelsea have identified Ruben Amorim and Roberto De Zerbi are potential replacements for Pochettino, should he be sacked.

While the Sporting and Brighton duo have been name-checked concerning the permanent head coach position at Stamford Bridge, Julian Nagelsmann has emerged as Betfair’s favourite at 5/1. De Zerbi is next in line at 13/2, closely followed by Amorim and Girona manager Michel Sanchez at 9/1.

Then comes a pair of sensational returns in Jose Mourinho (9/1) and Thomas Tuchel (14/1). Meanwhile, Frank Lampard has been backed at 40/1, with John Terry coming in at 66/1.

Last month, Nagelsmann provided an update on his future as Germany boss. The 36-year-old enjoyed lots of success at Bayern Munich, but he’s struggled to showcase his philosophy on the world stage, winning just one of the four games he has taken charge of since his appointment in September.

When asked by Sky Sports if he’ll be leading Germany into the Nations League in September, Nagelsmann replied: “I haven’t thought about it yet. Since my contract ends after the Euros, I would say, ‘as it stands now, no.’ I’ve said it since the beginning of my tenure.

“The Euros is currently the focus. Then we’ll see if I’m still the coach. If so, we’ll prepare very well and try to get the most out of it and win the group. We want to play a good Euros. Then we’ll see what happens next.”

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