Here Are Three Antonio Conte Replacements For Chelsea To Consider
Chelsea won the 2016/17 season in spectacular fashion and Antonio Conte was immediately regarded as a new-age hero for the club. He brought in a lot of changes and in addition to his fiery passion, the Italian manager also managed to popularise the 3-4-3 formation. London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal were quick to follow suit but ultimately, Chelsea walked away with the coveted Premier League trophy, much to the delight of the fans.
However, things appear to have taken a turn for the worse this season. The club have blown hot and cold throughout the season and have struggled for consistency. As a result, they now find themselves far from the reckoning for Champions League spots. With the summer window approaching us, a report from Daily Star has claimed that Conte could be sacked. If that does happen, here are 3 managers who could replace Conte at Chelsea.
Ancelotti has managed Chelsea in the past and he did manage to take the club to great heights during his time at Stamford Bridge. Having taken charge in the summer of 2009, Ancelotti enjoyed a sensational first season with the Blues. The team went on to win the Premier League and FA Cup under his watchful eyes but he was sacked the following season after the club failed to win a single trophy.
Until today, there are debates as to whether or not the decision was right but since then, Ancelotti has made a name for himself with European elite like PSG, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. With a view to improving their fortunes, it might be a good move by Chelsea to appoint the 58-year-old.
Enrique worked wonders with Barcelona but he decided to take a year-long sabbatical last summer. Being a highly-rated manager in Europe, he could be tempted to join Chelsea. He won a Champions League and also the La Liga with the Catalan giants and he is someone who would be well aware of how to prepare a team to win top-level honours. Thus, Chelsea could benefit by pursuing a deal to sign Enrique.
This one goes without saying. Chelsea have turned to Hiddink when they sacked managers in the past. Nobody knows Chelsea better than him and he has ample experience at his disposal as well. They could appoint him as an interim manager before zeroing in on the right choice for the long-term future.