Why Chelsea want to appoint Leicester's Enzo Maresca as new Blues boss

Chelsea FC v Leicester City - Emirates FA Cup Quarter Final
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The Pride of London explain why Chelsea Football Club reportedly want to appoint Leicester City manager Enzo Maresca as the new Blues boss. There is no time to mourn Mauricio Pochettino's departure from Stamford Bridge, as the hunt for his successor begins. The west London outfit's ruthless ownership have most likely been plotting the Argentine's exit and scoping out replacements for weeks if not months. You have to admire the commitment to succeed, even if Behdad Eghbali and Todd Boehly are regularly rather misguided.

In addition to that story, PoL report on Ipswich Town boss Kieran McKenna. TalkSPORT's Darren Bent and Andy Goldstein have warned the CFC leadership not to appoint the Northern Irishman.

Chelsea told not to hire Kieran McKenna to replace Mauricio Pochettino

Darren Bent and Andy Goldstein have given the Blues owners a suggestion. The pair of pundits 'don't like' speculation linking the English capital club to McKenna. The prospective hiring was even referred to as a 'big mistake' potentially.

But why, you ask? Essentially the forthright views were expressed due to 'inexperience' at the highest level. A fair point, typically. Bent described Ipswich, McKenna's current team, as 'a big club'. Though the former Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland and Aston Villa player said that the leap from Portman Road to the Bridge is a step too far for now. Goldstein added that managing big personalities and egos at a place such as CFC would not be easy for the 38-year-old.

How Enzo Maresca's style of play at Leicester City fits what Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali wish for at Chelsea

Chelsea are supposedly eyeing up a swoop for the Foxes head coach. Maresca caught the eye following a dramatically accomplished first season as boss of a team in England. He won the Championship title in the meantime, in very assured fashion.

On the shocking evening that Pochettino was abruptly dismissed (apparently amicably) from Stamford Bridge, TalkSPORT informed their listeners of the type of manager that CFC owners want. Eghbali and Boehly are said to be interested in a manager and team who keep the ball, not to mention being strong in attack as well as defence. Domination, just like Manchester City.

Maresca basically uses the same system as his one-time colleague, footballing guru and Man City gaffer Pep Guardiola. They are rotational positionally, along with maintaining huge amounts of possession. There is also an inverted fullback deployed who resides in midfield as a tempo controller.