ARE THE RUMORS OF LUIZ ENRIQUE TAKING OVER AT CHELSEA TRUE?
If you know Chelsea and their History of Changing Managers, you will sense that Antonio Conte is on borrowed time. The team is not playing Well, the Squad looks bereft of ideas and motivation and the Dark cloud around Chelsea at this time when the race for Top 4 is getting very hot is getting darker by the minute. Back to Back heavy defeats is Certainly not the Chelsea way and Roman Abrahamovic will definitely not stand by and watch.
Luis Enrique looks ready to replace Conte as Chelsea manager with a report in Spain suggesting the former Barcelona boss has already agreed personal terms.
Conte’s position in the Blues hotseat has become increasingly unstable in recent weeks following a 3-0 home loss to Bournemouth and then a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Watford on Monday.
With Chelsea’s position in the top four now coming under threat, owner Roman Abramovich could be forced to act and, according to reports he is set to hand 47-year-old Enrique a two-and-a-half-year contract until the summer of 2020
Enrique, who has also managed Roma and Celta Vigo, is available immediately after leaving Barcelona last summer.
While in charge at the Nou Camp he led Barca to two La Liga titles, a trio of Copa del Rey triumphs and glory in the 2015 Champions League final.
Conte in real difficult times
One of Enrique’s first games as Chelsea boss could be against Spanish Giants Barca, who visit Stamford Bridge on February 20, before completing their Champions League last-16 tie in Catalonia on March 14.
Speaking after Chelsea’s humbling defeat at Watford this week, Conte insisted he does not fear being sacked and even challenged the club to wield the axe if they believe he is not good enough.
‘No, I’m not worried. I’m not worried about my job,’ said Conte.
‘I work every day, and I give 120 per cent. Okay? If this is enough, it’s okay.
‘Otherwise, the club can take a different decision. But I’m not worried. Tomorrow is another day. I can be the Chelsea coach or not. Which is the problem? My soul is clear.