Former Leicester, Brighton and Tottenham Hotspur men among contenders for Chelsea job ahead of Wolves clash

Chelsea will be eager to appoint Graham Potter’s replacement ahead of the weekend’s clash with Wolves
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A number of high-profile names have been linked with the Chelsea job after Graham Potter’s sacking, while there are also a few familiar faces from the Premier League.

The former Brighton & Hove Albion boss became the second top flight manager to lose his job on Sunday following Brendan Rodgers’ departure from Leicester City hours earlier. Bruno Saltar will take over temporarily as interim head coach until the Blues can find a permanent replacement.

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The annnoucement of Potter’s departure came just 24 hours after Aston Villa had picked up a 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge thanks to fine finishes from Ollie Watkins and John McGinn.

Chelsea will be hopeful that they can bring something in fairly quickly with only ten games remaining and it comes as no surprise to see Julian Nagelsmann as the current favourite to take over at Stamford Bridge. The German was sacked by Bayern Munich last month and has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur, though it appears that Chelsea could challenge their London rivals.

Other big names from across Europe include Luis Enrique, Zinedine Zidane and Jose Mourinho. The former two are currently without a job after leaving Spain and Real Madrid respectively.

One surprising inclusion is Rodgers, who will be eager to get back into the top flight after his sacking by the Foxes. Leaving Leicester in the relegation zone, it would be a particularly underwhelming appointment if the Welshman managed to secure a spot at Stamford Bridge. Other Premier League names mentioned for the job include Roberto De Zerbi and Thomas Frank.

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Bruno Saltar is extremely likely to be in charge for the Blues’ clash with Liverpool tomorrow night, though they will be desperate to bring in a new manager over the next week ahead of their Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid. This could also see their potential new manager take on Wolves in his first game in charge at the weekend, which could put a dent in Julen Lopetegui’s hopes of causing an upset.

Next Chelsea manager odds

• Julen Nagelsmann 1/3

• Bruno Saltar 9/2

• Brendan Rodgers 6/1

• Luis Enrique 14/1

• Mauricio Pochettino 14/1

• Zinedine Zidane 14/1

• Jose Mourinho 16/1

• Roberto De Zerbi 16/1

• Diego Simeone 20/1

• John Terry 20/1

• Ruben Amorim 20/1

• Thomas Frank 20/1

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