Enzo Fernandez wants his former manager Gallardo at Stanford Bridge

Antonio Nusa

Chelsea midfielder Enzo Fernandez wants former River Plate manager Marcelo Gallardo to take over permanently at Stanford Bridge next season.

The Blues sacked Graham Potter earlier this month after their 2-0 defeat against Aston Villa. The Former Seagulls boss managed only 12 wins in 31 matches across all competitions.

Bruno Saltier took charges just for one match against Liverpool last week. Afterward, Frank Lampard was appointed as the caretaker manager for rest of the season.

However, Lampard second stint as incharge of the Blues ended in a low note, as his first match ended in a 1:0 defeat to Wolves. And there are also questions over the idea that if he will be given a chance to prove himself as possible permanent manager.

But now Brazilian publication UOL claims that, former River Plate manager Gallardo is close to taking over at Chelsea. This will be a huge opportunity for him as it will open his gates into European Football.

Enzo Fernandez has backed the move as he worked with Gallardo in River Plate. UOL quoted :-

“His admiration for the Premier League is such that he considered living in the United States at the beginning of this year to improve his English”.

Gallardo will not stay at South America as the continent does not pose challenges that he needs at the current stage in his managerial career. He now wants to manage an European club.


Julian Nagelsmann and Luis Enrique is also under radar for the vacant position at Stanford Bridge. But Spanish Publication Nacional claims that Antonio Conte is also in the frame.

Conte recently parted ways with Tottenham Hotspur after a turbulent season as the Italian openly criticising his former players. He also criticised the Tottenham board for their rigid culture at the club.

However, Chelsea Co-owner Todd Boehly remembers the good times they had with Conte at Stanford Bridge between 2016 to 2018 season. The Italian was also the last manager to win Premier League with Chelsea.

Nacional insists on the fact that Boehly wants Conte to do the magic once again at Stanford Bridge. But the media outlet called it a “radical change”.

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