5 Managers on shortlist for Chelsea job and what Boehly was up to in Saudi


As the search for Mauricio Pochettino’s replacement continues, The Pride of London name the five apparent candidates for the manager job at prestigious Premier League club Chelsea. Verdicts are also passed on the quintet of respective possible Blues managers. Furthermore, PoL discuss what co-controlling owner Todd Boehly was doing in Saudi Arabia recently. Are sales imminent at the west London side?

The reason Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly was in Saudi Arabia explained

Although he appears a fairly mild mannered and almost quiet seeming owner - when in reality they are often not shy, retiring or private - I have a feeling that Boehly must be a ruthless businessman. How else would the American financier have become a billionaire?

There have been claims in the media that Boehly is an intense and meticulous negotiator. Other chiefs of English top-flight clubs have been referenced on arduous discussions with the 50-year-old. This tenacity is obviously required to be ultra successful, providing the aggression is aimed in the right direction.

I actually believe that this type of persistence as well as dedication is precisely what CFC need. It's just that, like I said before, Blues supporters hope that targets are feasible and beneficial in the long-term. A major uncertainty, at present.

Anyway, without digressing further, why I set this scene or outlined Boehly's character is because he's reportedly been wheeling and dealing in the middle east again. In spite of overriding Profit and Sustainability issues putting the west London club at risk of fines or even point deductions, Chels' continue to plan and conduct business.

On this occasion Boehly is said to have possibly already agreed two summer transfers. The Stamford Bridge outfit must satisfy financial constraints, and might perhaps balance the books by selling stars. Outgoings could occur fairly soon, by June 30 in fact. That's why Boehly apparently went to Saudi: to arrange a so-called 'fire sale'.

Blues hierarchy cut shortlist down to five potential head coaches, if trusted outlet's claim is genuine

There are supposedly four main candidates to lead CFC next season, if we take two separate assertions as correct. But the west London side have not ruled out one other contender yet either.

The Telegraph's core group basically consists of three sort of viable bosses: Leicester City's Enzo Maresca, Kieran McKenna of Ipswich Town and Brentford gaffer Thomas Frank. Sporting Lisbon's Ruben Amorim is ostensibly the mystery option. The capable Roberto De Zerbi, formerly of Brighton & Hove Albion, is yet to be ruled out as well.