Fabrizio Romano names the 3 main candidates for Chelsea as owners seek “dynamic” and “young” coach

The news has been confirmed – Chelsea have sacked Mauricio Pochettino, with the club announcing the move on their website in the last hour.

It puts everything back into play, and plunges things back into chaos just as everything seemed to be taking shape. The coach’s job seemed like it was safe given recent results, but there was an uncomfortable atmosphere in recent press conferences without doubt, and this wasn’t without warning.

We’re not sure where they turn next, although Fabrizio Romano has reported that the Blues want a “young manager” to replace Pochettino. He later added that the Blues want a “dynamic manager” with Kieran McKenna and Thomas Frank mentioned in a Tweet from the insider.

Stuttgart’s impressive coach Seb Hoeneß is also named, but seems unlikely given Romano says he’s “focused” on his current team. Ruben Amorim is conspicuous by his absence from this list. We wonder why his star has fallen so much since missing out on the Liverpool job? We would have expected him to be among the favourites.

What comes next

Given that even the mighty Bayern Munich have struggled to find a coach this summer, we’re not sure Chelsea will find this easy. McKenna and Frank are obviously at smaller teams and perhaps could be persuaded by the promise of European football, but the instability that continues to reign at Chelsea even under the new ownership is hardly going to be attractive.

We all know what they want – a new Xabi Alonso. But those aren’t easy to find. Pochettino was doing a solid job, and the club risk going backwards unless they really nail this next appointment. Even supporters with doubts about

This will be the third manage appointed by these sporting directors in two seasons. Surely they’re now under pressure just as much as the coach?

Tags Kieran McKenna Mauricio Pochettino push Thomas Frank


  1. None of those British coach or other names worth coaching Chelsea, except we want to sale ourselves to British politics.
    Chelsea needs a good and sound season coach.

  2. Personally I think Poch deserved the sacking and if possible it could have been done earlier before the season could end, it’s high time Chelsea needs a no-nonsence type of coach like Jose Mourinho or Thomas Tuchel

  3. Chelsea is going to struggle next season if care is not taken. For Christ’s sake, we need a world class coach and not these average coaches we are reading about. It will also be fair If a coach is allowed to make some input in player recruitment.
    This is where I miss Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich.

  4. An ownership that thinks this club is a toy, a plaything where they can have unprofessional input and ruin. Please, do the right thing and sell the club to someone who cares. You are taking the club down another slippery slope. If you need to have control, then invest the money you are paying (the likes of Sterling at £325K per week) and spend on getting a quality coach, not the untried names banded around.

  5. The owner should listen and back up the manager to manage the team . Let him do his job in managing the team . Hope whoever is it , he will be support by the board .

  6. Chelsea administrators if you don’t revise your adminitrative skills in terms of dealing with managers, you will let the team down and more so lose supportors.

    Pochetinho is a very good coach but he just needed time to organize his players

    Secondly, there were very many injuries but the guy struggled until he finished in 6th position and next season was gonna be so good with him because he has already set strong foundation for his players as well there is excellent co-ordination among his players as per now but you just decide to sack him that way, sorry for you. Lets wait next season and we see hmm

  7. It’s all too raw for serious comment right now! I’d let my heart rule but once it’s been digested I might come out the other end in a more positive & relaxed way. Right now my Chelsea Club season ticket is in trouble.

  8. Chelsea owner are the one ruinning the club they should sell the club for who care for the club

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