Jamie Redknapp identifies two candidates for next Chelsea FC manager

The Liverpool FC legend believes Chelsea FC could look to Italian duo Carlo Ancelotti or Massimiliano Allegri to replace Antonio Conte

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte Photo: Screen grab

Jamie Redknapp believes Chelsea FC could turn to Carlo Ancelotti or Massimiliano Allegri as Antonio Conte’s successor at Stamford Bridge.

The Italian head coach is coming under pressure following a disappointing second season under his management at the west London side.

Chelsea FC won the Premier League title with two games to spare last season after the Blues finished seven points clear of their closest rivals Tottenham.

Conte’s side are a staggering 28 points behind runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City to highlight Chelsea FC’s demise last term.

The Blues lost 3-1 to Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening after Christian Eriksen cancelled out Alvaro Morata before Dele Alli’s two second-half goals.

Chelsea FC are eight points adrift of fourth-placed Spurs to leave Conte’s side with a daunting task with seven games left to play.

Ex-Borussia Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel and former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique have been linked with the Chelsea FC post.

Former Liverpool FC midfielder Redknapp two managers that could replace Conte at Stamford Bridge for the 2018-19 season.

“They wanted to go for Conte, who’s a Mourinho-type figure, demonstrative, gets the crowd going, and then they might go for someone different just to calm everyone down, like an Ancelotti,” Redknapp told Sky Sports.

“But I don’t know where they go now, even from a tactical point of view. Chelsea work as a back three, so you’ve got wing-backs who can’t really play in a four, so you have to change how you play, unless you bring in an Allegri at Juventus and work with a back three.

“If a manager wants to play with a four, it changes everything you’ve been working on in the past two years. It makes it very difficult to change that quickly, the players here are so used to playing with a three and playing in that manner, it makes it hard if you bring in a manager who doesn’t want to work with those restraints.”

Chelsea FC lost 4-1 on aggregate to La Liga giants FC Barcelona in the Champions League round of 16 last month.

The Blues signed Ross Barkley, Emerson Palmieri and Olivier Giroud.

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