Chelsea FC consider move to appoint 52-year-old as Antonio Conte replacement – report

Chelsea FC are considering a move to appoint former Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc as Antonio Conte's replacement, according to a report

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Chelsea FC are weighing up a potential move to appoint Laurent Blanc as Antonio Conte’s replacement, according to a report in England.

The Daily Mail is reporting that the Blues are considering the retired France international as a potential successor to Conte.

The same article states that Blanc could be an alternative to Maurizio Sarri if the Blues are unable to get the ex-Napoli boss.

According to the same story, the former France manager is a leading contender to replace Conte at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea FC finished in fifth place in the Premier League table to miss out on a Champions League spot for the second time in three seasons.

The Blues were 1-0 winners against Manchester United in the FA Cup final at Wembley after Eden Hazard scored a first-half winner from the penalty spot.

The west London side have won the Premier League title in two of the past four season, including their title success under Conte in the 2016-17 campaign.

Chelsea FC will take part in the Europa League next term irrespective of whether Conte or Blanc is in charge.

The Blues won the competition for the first time in 2013 thanks to a 1-0 win over Benfica in the Europa League showpiece.

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