World Cup winning manager to replace Mourinho at Chelsea?

Snehanjan Banerjee / 06 November 2015

Even after Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Dynamo Kyiv in UEFA Champions League, Jose Mourinho’s future still remains as a question mark.

The ‘special one’ is having a not so special season so far sitting 15th in the table that led to talks of him getting sacked again and again. 

The Blues, who were crowned champions last season, have already lost six games in League this season out of the 11 games and the poor display from Mourinho’s men has gone bad to worse.

Despite constant links of Mourinho getting sacked, the club officials are yet to state anything in public and it seems that they are ready to back the manager who is unarguably the best manager in their history.

But Roman Abramovich is not one of the most patient owners in the world and he has showed it again and again. Despite the stature of Mourinho, he will not take such results consecutively and he could face the axe.

Marcello Lippi, whose last job in charge of a club was at Guangzhou Evergrande in China, certainly has an impressive CV, having managed the likes of Juventus, Inter and the Italian national team.



Speaking to Sky Italia, relayed by Goal Italy, the Italian manager was asked questions about Napoli and Antonio Conte, Italy’s current manager, but one topic was left until the very end.

Sitting alongside the high profile manager, his son who also represents his father Davide Lippi was asked if there was a chance Marcello could manage Chelsea in the near future.

Davide said in response, “Anything can happen”.

While not a concrete answer to Sky Italia’s question, the agent’s words suggest the possibility of replacing Mourinho at Chelsea has certainly crossed his father’s mind.

It’s worth remembering amid all this speculation that for anything to happen, Mourinho needs to be sacked first, something Roman Abramovich seems rather reluctant to do.

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