Lee Dixon offers advice to next Chelsea manager

Lee Dixon says the next Chelsea manager faces a massive rebuilding job

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Lee Dixon has warned the next Chelsea manager that he will face a massive rebuilding job at Stamford Bridge.

The defending Premier League champions suffered a humbling 2-1 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 clash on Wednesday night.

Chelsea look unlikely to qualify for next season’s competition after a 1-1 draw with Stoke City at the weekend left the west London side in tenth place and 10 points behind fourth-placed Manchester City.

Guus Hiddink’s players only chance of silverware this season lies in the FA Cup ahead of Saturday’s trip to Everton for the quarter-final at Goodison Park.

Former Juventus manager Antonio Conte is favourite to replace Hiddink after Italy’s European championship campaign in the summer.

Retired Arsenal defender Dixon advised Conte – or whoever Roman Abramovich turns to next – to build from the back with John Terry set to leave in the summer.

​”It is a rebuilding job​,” Dixon told ITV Sport.

​”​They need strengthening all over. The age thing. A new manager coming in would want to build from the back with John Terry not being there.​”​

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