Danny Murphy tells Chelsea FC to appoint 46-year-old as Antonio Conte replacement

The Liverpool FC legend tells Chelsea FC to appoint Sean Dyche as Antonio Conte's replacement

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte Photo: Screen grab

Danny Murphy has suggested that Chelsea FC should turn to Burnley manager Sean Dyche to replace Antonio Conte.

The Blues could be looking for a new head coach at the end of the season given the Italian’s difficult second season at Chelsea FC.

The west London side are in fifth place in the Premier League table and are two points adrift of Liverpool FC with one game to go in the season.

Chelsea FC are a staggering 27 points adrift of Premier League champions Manchester City to highlight their regression this term.

The Blues have been linked with a potential appointment of Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri and ex-Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique.

However, former Liverpool FC star Murphy believes Chelsea FC should give Dyche a chance to prove his managerial talent at Stamford Bridge.

“The smart money is on them hiring another of Europe’s most established managers and giving him a decent budget to sign top-class players,” Murphy told the Evening Standard.

“But what if Chelsea did it another way? What if they gave an opportunity to a promising coach within the English game, like Sean Dyche?

“What if they gave a proper chance to some of the very talented players they have in their youth system?”

He added: “Blues owner Roman Abramovich and the club’s supporters might have to adapt to a couple of quieter years, but in the long term it might be another route to success – and it would be far more cost-effective.”

Chelsea FC will take on Manchester United in the FA Cup final at Wembley later this month.

The Blues lost 2-1 to Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley last term despite winning the Premier League crown.

Chelsea FC signed Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, AS Roma defender Emerson Palmieri and Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud in the January transfer window.

The west London side will take on bitter rivals Manchester United in the FA Cup final at Wembley later this month.

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