According to recent reports, Chelsea Football Club is reportedly in discussion to appoint Argentine manager Marcelo Gallardo as their head coach in the summer. The news comes as a shock to many fans. The reason for the same is that Gallardo is not among the names that have been widely mentioned in connection with Chelsea. Since the appointment of Frank Lampard there have been talks of a potential change in manager in the summer.
Big names like Luis Enrique, Julian Nagelsmann and Mauricio Pochettino have been linked to the club. But the talks about Marcelo Gallardo comes as a shock to many. Gallardo managed River Plate from 2014-2022. He is one of the brightest coaching prospects in South America. The Argentine coach has won multiple domestic titles and the prestigious Copa Libertadores twice with River Plate. He is famous for his attacking philosophy and ability to develop young talent.
Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is said to be impressed with Gallardo’s track record. And he believes he would be a good fit for the club’s style of play. The club has reportedly been in contact with Gallardo’s representatives for a potential appointment in the summer.
What happens if the Argentine coach takes the job?
If Gallardo were to take the job, he would face the tough task of leading a Chelsea team that has had a horrendous season. He would also have to navigate a squad that has undergone major changes in players. Even after signing some big name players, the blues have struggled to drop consistent performances on the pitch.
It will be interesting to see whether Gallardo will ultimately take the job. As he has previously turned down offers from European clubs. However, if negotiations are successful, he would bring a fresh perspective to Chelsea. And he could be just the spark the club needs to get back to winning ways.