Chelsea Football Club is currently in a transitional phase, with Graham Potter having been dismissed from his role as manager and replaced on an interim basis by Frank Lampard. However, there is already speculation about who will take over the reins on a permanent basis.
One name that has been mentioned is Luis Enrique. The 52 y/o has previously managed the Spanish national team, AS Roma, and Barcelona. According to journalist Simon Phillips, Chelsea could eventually “turn to” Enrique as their next permanent manager at Stamford Bridge.
On the former Barcelona coach, Phillips said:
“Enrique was always seen as more of a backup to Nagelsmann and it seems that Chelsea will prefer to wait it out on him at the moment, rather than go straight in with Enrique.
“That doesn’t mean to say that the Blues won’t turn to Enrique down the line. He’s still a very strong candidate for the Chelsea role on a permanent basis this summer.
“But right now Chelsea have been trying to get Nagelsmann and when they saw they can’t get him, they’ve gone to Lampard. Enrique certainly had a strong interview, so I wouldn’t be surprised if Chelsea do decide to go for him in the summer.”
What will be the decision by Chelsea in the summer?
Chelsea have struggled for the whole of this season and have dissappointed their fans around the world. They are undergoing a transitional phase. And it’s going to be an interesting summer transfer window for the Blues. The appointment of new manager in the summer seems inevitable because of Lampard’s poor run of games since he took the reign
Overall, it is clear that Chelsea are looking for a manager who can lead them back to success. And Enrique’s track record and style of play could make him a strong candidate. Only time will tell if he will eventually take the helm at Stamford Bridge. But it is clear that the club is looking for someone who can bring a fresh approach to the team.