Three Managers Who Can Do A Better Job At Chelsea Next Season
Chelsea have not been in a good place lately and that has only fuelled speculations suggesting Antonio Conte could exit the club this summer. It was only last season that he took charge of the Blues and led them to victory in the Premier League but the Blues have been frustratingly inconsistent ever since. In fact, a lot of their shortcomings were brutally exposed as they succumbed to a defeat against Arsenal in the FA Cup final last season, despite being crowned Premier League champions a few days prior.
This season, they succumbed to a shock opening day defeat against Burnley and although they have shown signs of resurgence, Chelsea are far from performing like their usual selves. Alvaro Morata is struggling while other summer acquisitions Tiemoue Bakayoko and Danny Drinkwater have failed to make an impact.
Meanwhile, the whole situation with David Luiz has turned quite ugly. A similar feud with Diego Costa forced the player out of the club and his absence has seriously cost Chelsea this season. Thus, there is a general sense of disharmony in the squad and their recent performances have been far from encouraging.
If Conte were to leave though, who would be a good replacement? Let’s take a look at three managers who might do a better job at Stamford Bridge next season.
To win the La Liga title by defeating the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid is quite a herculean task and yet Simeone managed to do that. He has transformed Atletico in a way that they can walk shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the best clubs across Europe and there is so much he could do at Chelsea. If he were to move to Stamford Bridge, Simeone would receive better financial support, thus providing him with an incredible opportunity to prove himself in one of the most competitive leagues in the continent.
The 44-year-old worked quite well with Borussia Dortmund even though things soured towards the end of his tenure. He is looking for a job at present and the Blues could certainly consider pursuing him. There were some reports suggesting that he might join Bayern Munich but it is highly unlikely for him to take charge of Dortmund’s arch-rivals in the Bundesliga. Hence, if Chelsea were to approach him, Tuchel might find it tough to turn the offer down.
The former Chelsea manager enjoyed one of his most successful spells with the Blues. They won the Premier League title and the FA Cup in a single season while their record of 103 league goals continues to stand strong even to this date. In fact, the club’s decision to sack him was met with a lot of criticism back then and re-hiring him could help them perform better. One might argue that it won’t be a progressive move but perhaps it is a move Chelsea desperately need.