Chelsea To Replace Benitez With Heynckes?

By on February 27, 2013

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Chelsea have lined up Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes as a potential replacement for Rafa Benitez at the end of the season, according to the Express.

The report claims that Blues owner Roman Abramovich is drawing up a list of candidates who could take over as full time boss in the summer with current interim coach Benitez expected to be relieved of his duties once the season is over.

The Spaniard has never been a popular choice at Stamford Bridge and has had to deal with constant flack from the clubs supporters ever since he replaced Roberto di Matteo back in November. His cause hasn’t been helped by inconsistent results on the pitch and there were reports earlier in the week that Benitez was involved in a training ground bust-up with captain John Terry.

The Express claim Heynckes is now being considered by Chelsea along with Juventus coach Antonio Conte, with the 67-year-old set to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season when Pep Guardiola will take over.

The newspaper suggests Heynckes has been left disappointed at being ‘forced’ into retirement by the German giants and the Blues may try and lure him to London for one last big job before he officially retires.

Heynckes is currently enjoying his third spell at Bayern and has arguably built his best side yet with them running away with the Bundesliga title, boasting a huge 18-point advantage over second-placed Borussia Dortmund, and are also on the verge of qualifying for the quarter finals of the Champions League after demolishing Arsenal 3-1 at the Emirates last week.

Would Chelsea fans like to see Heynckes come in as manager in the summer? Get involved in the comments section below.

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6 Comments

  1. Hayatu kardih

    February 27, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Honestly it is batter for chelsea owner should definatly fine a new coach once that is more usefull then Rafa benites.

  2. Hayatu kardih

    February 27, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Chelsea owner should undergo throug the world of coach nd fine a good coach whose know what he is doing if he was brought as manager at chelsea not like Rafa.

  3. anuchi antonio ogochukwu

    February 27, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Juup heyneckes is much better than benitez.but we need a coach that will understand the players, a coach with a good charisma. Benitez and Abramovih have destroy the club and we the fans are tired being disappointed with poor perform

  4. PAUKCHIE

    February 27, 2013 at 11:59 am

    To me Mourinho is my best option,because he knows chelsea fc very well & have done brilliantly well with the team before and his blood still run in the vain of every chelsea fan till date. He is a wonderful coach and he is the best option for the job if available.

  5. benjamin

    February 27, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    for me i think Roman needs to find a better c.e.o and leave the team to him,coz Roman needs to sit down and get his profit coz looking at other team like manchester united they have good c.e.o and the c.e.o is the person who scouts for coaches and not the team owner.for me i think chelsea’s c.e.o is not e best that’s why team owner Roman scouts for coaches and i think for now Roman needs to give any coach time to work coz roman was not built in a day.coaches needs time to work with different players and their understanding of football before e coach can show the players what he has on board.rafa is nt a good coach he came to chelsea to destroy our team.i think it’s better to sack him before the season ends other wise we cnt qualify to play champions league next season.

  6. japhet Paul

    February 27, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    Jose we want. He is de ONLY ONE remember.

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