With Chelsea facing an uphill task to turn around their poor season start, much of the task has been placed on the door step of Blues boss Jose Mourinho. With his controversial comments towards the FA, referees as well as his own players, Chelsea hierarchy are said to be putting up a list of top coaches to replace the “Special One”.
Guus Hiddink has been ear marked as one of the top bosses to fill the Chelsea hot seat. The Dutch coach is presumably to be appointed on a short term basis in order to steady the club for the rest of the season. The Coach was on hand to help Chelsea in 2008/2009 season after the sack of Felipe Scolari and even won the FA Cup same season.
Meanwhile Captain John Terry could as well be given the role. The player considered by many as a Club Legend could follow the lead of Gianluca Vialli who was once a player-coach for the Blues. He could be rewarded with that position for his long term service and his contributions towards the success of the club. Although his appointment could be just for a short term till the club appoints a coach on a permanent basis.
The two possible contenders for the job for permanent basis could be Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti.
Carlo Ancelotti is currently on sabbatical and has insisted that he would only return to Coaching after one year. The Italian coach calmness and tact in handling pressure could see him return to the club he managed and won the double in 2009/10 season.
Pep Guardiola has been a long term target for Roman Abramovich. The ticki tacka style introduced by the Spaniard has been one the blues supremo craves for. With contract negotiation still on the cards at Bayern Munich, Chelsea might hijack the coach from the German Club. The coach according to reports has quipped that he who like to manage a London side one day. Guardiola could just be the next manager at Chelsea.