Who will be the next Chelsea Manager? The contenders to replace Graham Potter

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After just over six months, the Graham Potter era at Chelsea is over.

Chelsea have agreed mutual termination with Graham Potter on Sunday evening. The club have now confirmed the decision to let Potter leave: “Chelsea FC has announced that Graham Potter has departed the club. Graham has agreed to collaborate with the Club to facilitate a smooth transition.

Following Graham Potter’s dismissal, Bruno Saltor has been confirmed as the new interim coach of the club until a new permanent manager is found. We’ve decided to compile the list of the three most realistic candidates.

  1. Julian Nagelsmann
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Julian Nagelsmann is one of the most talented and highly-rated young managers in world football and, having recently been sacked by Bayern Munich, is currently a free agent waiting for the right job to come up.

Despite being linked with Tottenham earlier, Nagelsmann is considered a favourite by Chelsea board, according to multiple reports and confirmed by Fabrizio Romano.

2. Ruben Amorim

Sporting CP manager Ruben Amorim is highly appreciated by the Chelsea board, and remains their second option after Julian Nagelsmann, according to multiple reports.

Ruben Amorim was high up on Chelsea’s list when they decided to sack Thomas Tuchel and before eventually appointing Graham Potter, so Amorim could be right back at the top of the list after Potter’s recent departure, but it remains to be seen If he would be willing to leave his job midway through the season.

3. Luis Enrique

Former Barcelona and Spain manager Luis Enrique is definitely a candidate to become Chelsea’s new head coach. Enrique has recently told the media that he would like to work in England, and would only accept an ‘interesting project’. It surely doesn’t come more ‘interesting’ in England than Chelsea at the moment, isn’t it?

Former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is not in the list to replace Graham Potter at Chelsea, as the Argentine remains an option for Real Madrid in case Carlo Ancelotti leaves the club. Another top ‘free agent’ Zinedine Zidane is also looking for a job, but doesn’t seem a realistic option for Chelsea so far.

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