Chelsea have a four-man managerial shortlist to replace Graham Potter.
The Blues, owned by US billionaire Todd Boehly, are on the lookout for a new permanent manager after making the recent decision to sack Potter despite the Englishman only being in charge for six months.
Opting to rehire former boss and club legend Frank Lampard on an interim basis until the end of the season, Chelsea, now out of the Champions League, and way down in the Premier League table, have absolutely nothing left to play for.
Consequently, Boehly and his senior hierarchy are believed to be focusing their efforts on finding Potter’s long-term replacement.
Julian Naglesmann and Mauricio Pochettino are understood to be on the American owner’s shortlist, but interestingly, according to a recent report from The Times, another candidate to emerge is former Man City defender and currently Burnley boss Vincent Kompany.
Exclusive: Vincent Kompany has emerged as a surprise contender for the Chelsea job.
Four candidates remain on shortlist: Kompany, Nagelsmann, Pochettino and one other. Currently no favourite.https://t.co/tA7GKc7XYz #cfc
— Tom Roddy (@TomRoddy_) April 21, 2023
Having recently guided the Clarets back to England’s top division, it is clear the Belgian is heading for a successful career in top-flight management – whether that is to be at Stamford Bridge remains to be seen though.