With Maurizio Sarri on his way to Juventus, Chelsea has compiled a list of potential replacements and one of these is Ajax manager Erik ten Hag.
The 49-year-old took the Dutch giants on a brilliant run to the Champions League semi-finals dispatching Real Madrid and Juventus on the way and now finds himself in high demand.
The Dutchman is not the only candidate on the Chelsea shortlist, former player Frank Lampard, former Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri, Wolve’s manager Nuno Espirito Santo, Watford coach Javi Gracia and England assistant Steve Holland are also under consideration.
The advantage that ten Hag brings is that he is proven with youngsters like no other manager around and with Chelsea probably facing a two-window transfer ban and the loss of Eden Hazard the chances are they will have to dip into their youth academy to strengthen their first team squad.
Lampard remains the favourite, especially with the fans but Chelsea would most likely prefer to go with a proven coach at the top level and ten Hag certainly fits the profile.
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