Coach Enrique won't be next coach at Chelsea

1 year ago

After sacking coach Graham Potter, the Chelsea board rushed to find replacement candidates. In the shortlist of the Stamford Bridge team, there are 7 promising candidates to be given the opportunity.

However, the priority of owner Todd Boehly, it is an experienced coach in the Champions League arena . Because Chelsea now has almost no chance to compete in the top 4 of the Premier League , other domestic arenas are also eliminated. "The Blues" only have the Champions League left to save a disastrous season.

Therefore, two candidates Zinedine Zidane and Luis Enrique are given priority. Of these, only Enrique is excited about the prospect of leading the West London team, while Zidane has been completely motionless since leaving Real Madrid at the end of May 2021.

Goal reports that coach Luis Enrique is currently in London, UK. The 52-year-old strategist previously had remote talks with Chelsea representatives and reached a common voice on a number of issues. If face-to-face meetings come to an agreement, he is likely to be appointed soon.

Chelsea need to give coach Enrique time to prepare for the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals on the field of the defending champion Real Madrid, which will take place at 2pm on April 23 (Hanoi time). The rematch at Stamford Bridge took place six days later.

Some experts predict that the former captain of the FC Barcelona and Spain team will make his debut when Chelsea visit Wolverhampton's field in the 30th round of the Premier League on April 8.

In the match between Chelsea and Liverpool on the morning of April 5, the presence of coach Frank Lampard was seen in the stands at Stamford Bridge. Therefore, after the news "Super Frankie" was appointed as an interim coach until the end of the season.

However, the source of journalist James Westwood insists that Luis Enrique is Chelsea's number one priority. As mentioned, this team is aimed at coaches with a lot of experience in the Champions League. Meanwhile, coach Enrique once made a strong impression during his time in charge of the Barcelona club, especially the brilliant treble in the 2014/15 season.

With Chelsea now, if they can't win the Champions League this season, they will almost certainly be absent next season. That bad scenario could make the huge investment of 600 million euros for the transfer of the 2022/23 season of the boss Boehly meaningless.