Chelsea set to appoint last man standing as new manager after candidates ruled out

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According to a breaking news story coming out of media leader Sky Sports, Chelsea are now set to appoint the last person remaining on their shortlist. The Blues will soon have a new manager installed after the west London team's hierarchy ruled out multiple apparent candidates for the top job at Stamford Bridge.

Meanwhile, The Pride of London comment on a related matter as well. CFC legend Eden Hazard has weighed in on who he thinks should lead Chelsea Football Club forward. Is Hazard joking or is he making a serious suggestion?

Eden Hazard quizzed on potential Chelsea head coach

Hazard isn't shy in giving opinions about most footballing concerns at Chelsea. On this occasion, the former Blue was asked of possible new bosses at the Bridge. When queried about Brentford chief Thomas Frank, the one-time Belgium international seemed indifferent. With regard to Frank potentially taking the position, Hazard said that the Dane was "maybe" a good choice.

However, Hazard also made his own proposal to the CFC board. The 33-year-old mentioned his own ex-colleague Cesc Fabregas as a contender. While Fabregas is seemingly doing a solid job as assistant manager of Como, he won't be considered for the Chels' role, of course. Although, the winger did notably say this with a wink.

Chelsea are closing in on appointing Leicester City boss Enzo Maresca as successor to Mauricio Pochettino

There is big news for the Blues fan base and club as a whole on this bank holiday Monday here in sunny (and raining) England. Sky Sports News' chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol has updated supporters and football lovers around the world on CFC's chase for a new gaffer.

It appears that Enzo Maresca will leave Leicester and join Chelsea ahead of the 2024/25 season. News which will undoubtedly sadden the Foxes faithful, while it is unclear what mood the majority of the Chels support will be in when informed of the latest.

So, what did Solhekol say exactly? The prominent journalist claims that the Italian, who learned his trade under Manchester City icon Pep Guardiola, is in 'pole position' to succeed Pochettino with the Fulham Road side.

Furthermore, the piece states that the Blues ownership are obviously very "impressed" with the former Man City coach. Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali admire Maresca's knowledge of their own roster, and believe his style fits their plan. They are said to be aware that the 44-year-old wishes to come to the capital.