Ex Barcelona manager Luis Enrique is the latest name to pop up as Antonio Conte’s replacement with his future being in doubt.
Antonio Conte’s frustration at Chelsea has grown out of proportion and gone through cracks in recent times. Also reports claims the feeling is mutual for both parties as Chelsea makes replacement plans for his potential departure.
Daily Mail claimed Luis Enrique is the latest names seen as possible candidate to replace the Italian at Stamford Bridge.
Antonio Conte won the Premier League in his first season not just in Chelsea but in England. However, the second season haven’t been smooth for both the manager and the club.
Inability of Chelsea to back the Italian in the summer transfer window started manifesting late November. And as the fans hope for a better winter transfer, the situation is almost the same. The on pitch result for Conte hasn’t been as expected coupled with the frustration of not being handed his choice of transfer targets.
The Blues are out of the League Cup having lost to their local rivals Arsenal, they have a huge task in the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League as they will be playing Barcelona.
The London team have been having a rough work in their Premier League title defense, they are 15 points behind Manchester City. Their most likely hope of silverware this season is the FA Cup and this season would be regarded as a failure if they fail to go past Barcelona in the Champions League.
Other names have also been pointed out as potential replacement should Antonio Conte leaves or be sacked.
Massimiliano Allegri, Carlo Ancelotti and Maurizio Sarri are among the notable names. However, Allegri and Sarri are having a good time at Juventus and Napoli and would be hard to convince to come over. Ancelotti already has a dent from his Bayern Munich spell which make Luisn Enrique a bit more considerable than them.
Luis Enrique left Barcelona on a positive note, winning n outstanding 9 trophies during his 3-year reign at Camp Nou. The ex Barcelona player and manager is currently on sabbatical and could more easier to approach the Allegri or Sarri.
To add to his credit, Enrique is capable of Manger a Chelsea side that arguably has all the tools for success. He also has favors in the transfer market; he landed Luis Suarez during his spell at Barca and that was his only big name signing and no other r transfer ws above €35m during his reign.
Conte’s departure could be sooner than later and we could see Luis Enrique coming to England