Maurizio Sarri: Former Real Madrid Julen Lopetegui manager desires to take over the managerial role from Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea.
Despite securing the Champions league berth and a Europa league final, Maurizio Sarri’s job at Chelsea is at a risk, as the West-London club is considering to sack the Italian manager.
Additionally, several reports also suggests that Sarri is also ready to depart from England and land a job in Serie A, where he is still a respected figure.
Thus, according to a report by The Times , ex-Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetgui wishes to replace Maurizio Sarri from Chelsea, as the Spaniard is out of job since Real Madrid sacking and wants a return to dugout.
However, it will be not easy for Lopetegui to gain the managerial role at Chelsea, considering his poor record with previous teams, especially with Real Madrid, where he was sacked just after 14 games in charge.
Hence, since the Blues want to have a successful season amid transfer ban, the administration would be skeptical to hire the Spanish manager.
On the other hand, Chelsea are already targeting to bring Derby manager Frank Lampard back in Stamford Bridge, and would be delighted to have him back on-board.
Since the transfer ban would limit the resources of Chelsea, thus, the club administration feels that Lampard would be the ideal choice for Chelsea as he can risk giving chances to the academy players just like he did it in Derby.
It seems that Lopetgeui’s chances of getting the Chelsea job are slim and the club would be interested in looking at better prospects.
However, if things does not go in favour for Chelsea, while looking for a suitable manager, Lopetegui will remain a decent alternative for the Blues.
How twitter reacted
Lampard, Allegri…..and Lopetegui – contenders for the Chelsea job. pic.twitter.com/ReudBZzRs5
— LampardsCFC #FrankieBall #FrankieIn #The8thMan (@FrankieBall08) May 24, 2019
Now Julen Lopetegui is being linked with Chelsea, we already took their reject players (Kovacic and Morata) and now their reject coach? smh what tf is going on at this club?
— Elliot (@JasonKlevra) May 25, 2019
This is the guy telling Chelsea they can speak to Lopetegui pic.twitter.com/U40OD2VXSk
— Avin (@Avaky_) May 24, 2019
Chelsea needs another Cruyffista – Lopetegui. Start propaganda
Lopetegui is fantastic coach. Better than Guardiola pic.twitter.com/2rHsvTuuZo
— Magical Firmino (@Leroy25011456) May 21, 2019
Chelsea will face city rivals Arsenal in the final of the Europa league in Baku. The Blues would hope to defeat Arsenal and securing a silverware this season.