Chelsea Draw Up Five-Man Shortlist For Sarri Replacement
Newly crowned Europa League winners Chelsea have drawn up a five-man managerial shortlist in their bid to get a replacement for the outgoing Maurizio Sarri.
Italian tactician Sarri is expected to leave the club this summer having already agreed on a deal to take over the first team at Juventus.
Maurizio Sarri will leave Chelsea after just 12 months in charge of the Stamford Bridge outfit.
The 60-year-old joined Chelsea last summer shortly after ending his three-year spell with Italian Serie A giants Napoli.
He has an agreement in place with Juventus to become their new manager on a three-year contract.
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According to the Guardian, Chelsea have already drawn up a list of five managers that could potentially replace Sarri at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard headlines that list after the successful start to his managerial career at English Championship club Derby County.
The all-time Chelsea goalscorer led Derby to the Playoff final before they were beaten by Aston Villa who secured Premier League promotion as a result.
Others on the list include ex-Manchester United defender Laurent Blanc, Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo, Watford boss Javi Gracias and Maximiliano Allegri who left Italian giants Juventus this summer after leading them to a fifth successive league title under his watch.