Mourinho & Klopp In The Frame As Chelsea Draw-up Managerial Short-List
Former manager Jose Mourinho and Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp are under consideration after Chelsea began drawing up a list of alternatives for Pep Guardiola.
Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp are two names under consideration after Chelsea began drawing up a list of alternatives for Pep Guardiola, according to the Daily Mail.
The report claims that Blues officials have held extensive talks with Guardiola about becoming their next boss but the Spaniard has expressed reservations about working under Blues owner Roman Abramovich after being left surprised by the sacking of Roberto Di Matteo just six months after winning a Champions League and FA Cup double.
According to the Mail, the former Barcelona boss is also believed to be concerned that he won’t be given the time he needs to put his mark on the Chelsea squad after seeing Abramovich go through eight managers in nine-and-a-half years at the Bridge, while his demand for total control over footballing affairs could also be a problem.
The report says Chelsea’s technical director Michael Emenalo has begun drawing-up a list of alternatives with Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp and former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho featuring on their list. It’s understood that Abramovich is an admirer of Klopp’s after seeing him lead Dortmund to consecutive Bundesliga titles, while the Russian may look to patch-up his differences with Mourinho should he leave Madrid in the summer.
The Guardian were one of several media outlets who claim Mourinho is set to leave the Bernabeu at the end of the season and it would be a remarkable move if he was to return to the Bridge where he spent four years between 2004-2007.
Klopp has done a fantastic job with Dortmund and i would like to see him manage soon in the Premier League. Will it be with Chelsea? Only time will tell but if he is brought in next summer, i hope he’s given more time than Di Matteo to stamp hi authority on the Blues squad.
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