Chelsea Have Started Talks With Rafa Benitez For Next Manager

Chelsea Have Started Talks With Rafa Benitez For Next Manager

Maurizio Sarri will likely remain at Chelsea as club chieftains commence last-minute effort to stop the Italian manager from leaving Stamford Bridge this summer.

Chelsea have added Red Bull chief Ralf Rangnick to their list of potential replacements for Maurizio Sarri this summer.

The Chelsea manager continues to be linked with a return to Serie A following his turbulent first season in England.

Legendary Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is the favourite to replace Sarri.

"He is the flawless choice". "I will actually be surprised if they look elsewhere". But if they do appoint Lampard, they might be taking something of a risk on a professional who has no managerial experience in the top-tier.

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Obviously, Max Allegri is the first choice to replace Maurizio Sarri but some experts feel that the former Juventus manager will not be too keen to take charge of the Blues during the time when he can not sign any new players.

The appointment of Benitez might blow a fuse and cause the fans to go ballistic, however, as they are already distressed at the thought of seeing the Spaniard in the Chelsea dugout. "At a time when managers are scared and under pressure not to play kids, I think it will be refreshing", continued Ferdinand. People talk about experience and what-not but what experience did Pep have when he went into Barcelona's first team? "I don't think he would be fazed by big personalities in that changing room". After a positive start to life in England, Sarri-ball was swiftly disregarded by the fans as not suitable to the fast-paced Premier League.

Meanwhile, Emerson Palmieri says he is happy at Chelsea despite reports that Sarri could take the left-back with him to Juventus, the Daily Star reports.

He has worked miracles with the Magpies on a small budget, which would appeal to Chelsea under their current transfer ban, and been very popular in the north east.

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