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Mauzirio Sarri could be shown the exit door after a poor run of performance and a surprise name has emerged as a possible replacement for the former Napoli boss, according to the Mirror.
The Blues were thrashed out of the FA Cup on Monday, by Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea will be hoping to bounce back against Malmo on Thursday in the Europa League, but questions are still being asked about Sarri’s future.
Zinedine Zidane remains the bookmakers’ favourite to take over, with Sarri’s assistant, Gianfranco Zola, and Blues legend Frank Lampard also in the running.
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers, who was a coach at the Bridge earlier in his career, has also emerged as a possible successor with his odds being slashed to 10/1 overnight.
Rodgers last month warned Sarri he must change his hardline approach if he is to change their fortunes.
“When I started coaching over 20 years ago it was very different,” he told Alan Brazil and Dean Saunders on talkSPORT.
“I always think with players you can still tell them, but the world and society has changed and that means football has changed too and players are now more protected.
“Years ago, when you guys were playing, you’d have worked with managers who sometimes to be clear had to be very harsh, but you took that on.
“You took that on and you probably said to yourself, ‘I’m going to show them that I’m better than that’.
“Whereas now, and this is not all players because I’ve worked with some brilliant lads who you can be harsh with, but a lot of players will take it differently now.
“The culture is also now much more diverse and in their culture they might not have that.
“It’s becoming much more difficult, but you have to adapt to a manager and that’s very important.”
Next manager odds
- Zinedine Zidane 6/4
- Gianfranco Zola 23/10
- Frank Lampard 5/1
- Guus Hiddink 17/2
- Brendan Rodgers 10/1
- Diego Simeone 17/1
- Avram Grant 20/1
- Didier Deschamps 20/1
- John Terry 20/1
- Antonio Conte 25/1
Odds courtesy of Betfair