Chelsea close to appointing Marcelo Gallardo as new permanent manager

Chelsea are close to appointing former River Plate boss Marcelo Gallardo as new permanent manager, according to reports.

According to UOL, Marcelo Gallardo is close to taking charge of as Chelsea boss next season. The Argentine manager has told his assistants that he will return to management from June onwards.

Chelsea midfielder Enzo Fernandez views Gallardo as a father figure as he coached the 22-year-old at River Plate.

However, ahead of Champions League clash against Real Madrid, Fernandez gushed over Blues new interim manager Frank Lampard’s inspirational team talk. He said :-

“Frank talked with the group a bit and he told us to keep our heads straight.

“Chelsea is a club with a huge history.

“He told us he won the Champions League in 2012 and he mentioned that it had been his worst season at Chelsea. It is a great example for us.”

But now, The Independent reported last week, Gallardo has put himself forward as a possible candidate to Chelsea. The Blues also considers him as a “possible candidate” albeit rumours suggests that they will opt for a manager with top-level experience in Europe.

Gallardo does have an impressive record and a history of winning trophies. However his success has only come in South America club Football so far though.

In addition to Gallardo, Julian Nagelsmann and Luis Enrique has also been linked with the vacant position at Chelsea. While shock reunion with Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho has also being rumoured.

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