Chelsea lineup up former manager as Antonio Conte’s replacement this summer
– Avram Grant has been shortlisted as a possible replacement for Antonio Conte this summer
– The Israeli tactician managed Chelsea on a short term deal after Jose Mourinho left in 2008
– Other coaches considering for the Blues’ head coach job are Maurizio Sarri and Laurent Blanc
Chelsea are reportedly planning to rehire Avram Grant as their next head coach this summer according to Daily Star.
The Blues are in a dilemma of finding a replacement for their present coach Antonio Conte, whose future at the club in unclear at the moment.
Though he won the FA Cup for the Stamford Bridge side mid last month after beating Manchester United 1-0 at the Wembley Stadium, it is unclear if he will go or stay.
However, reports coming out of the clubs claims the owner of the club would rather have his Italian coach replaced having finished fifth on the Premier League table and missing out in qualifying for the Champions League.
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The west London club had initially targeted former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri, but that interest seem to have gone down as a result of extreme fiscally-conservative methods.
Sarri left his position as the head coach of the Stadio Olimpico Stadium, and immediately, Carlo Ancelotti has succeeded him but are yet to terminate Sarri’s contract – meaning they have two head coaches according to Daily Star.
However, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is set to be slowing down on his investment on the club as his expired UK visa is yet to be renewed.
The Russian billionaire personally took the decision to halt his plans to build a new Stamford Bridge due to his work permit that has not been renewed.
Meanwhile, having taken up citizenship in Israel, Grant has suddenly become a favourite to return to the Bridge as the head coach.