Chelsea hierarchy had given Jose Mourinho the axe following the worst start to their season in 40 years. Following the ninth loss of the season in the Premier League from the hands of Leiceser City, the Blues owner Roman Abrahamovic along with the board had went into a marathon discussion which last for around three days to reach the decision which they felt is right to sack the Portuguese boss.
Without a doubt, Jose Mourinho is the most successful manager in the history of Chelsea, but he became his own enemy with his behavior on and off the field this season starting from Eva Carnerio case, the stadium ban and the blatant criticism of his own players.
The chips are low at Chelsea and they may require a mammoth effort from the players and fans alike to see them get to a decent league position at the season. Now that Jose is gone, it still remains to be seen if Chelsea choose to operate with an interim manager till the end of the season or draw in a permanent manager at this point of time.
We took a look at the bookmaker’s odds to compile a list of top 10 candidates who are in the run to take over the reins at Stamford Bridge on a permanent basis.
2. Diego Simeone
Another top candidate, but may not be available until the end of the season. The Argentine has a contract at Atletico Madrid until 2020 and Chelsea have to pay around 20 million euros to the La Liga outfit to bring him to the Stamford Bridge.
Considering the fact that he build a mid-table team like Atletico to a title contenders and his high pressing attacking tactics, Simeone is the most exciting prospect in the list. But Chelsea may have to sweat a lot for his signature.