- Chelsea reportedly expect Juventus to name Maurizio Sarri as manager in the next 48 hours
- The search for Sarri's replacement is now said to be underway after the Blues drawing a shortlist of candidates
- Frank Lampard and Max Allegri are the two managers understood to be in a pole position to succeed Sarri
Chelsea have reportedly named up to six managers who could potentially replace Maurizio Sarri who is Juventus-bound.
The Blues are said to be pursuing a tactician who can deliver Champions League football even if the clubs transfer ban by FIFA remains in place.
It is understood that Sarri could be announced Juventus' new manager in the next 48 hours, forcing Chelsea to begin search for his successor in earnest.
Despite Stamford Bridge legend Frank Lampard and ex-Juventus boss Max Allegri remaining top favourites to replace Sarri, a new host of experienced managers have joined the growing list of potential candidates
England coach Steve Holland, Ajax's Erik ten Hag, Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo and Watford's Javi Gracia are now all contenders for the Chelsea job.
Meanwhile, Sarri has reportedly begun putting in place the backroom staff to help him at Juventus after agreeing a three-year deal with the Italian giants.
Earlier,it was reported former Benfica and Sporting CP boss, Jorge Jesus, has reportedly rejected Chelsea managerial role ahead of Maurizio Sarri's possible departure.
Sarri's imminent exit is said to have placed Jesus in the frame to replace him, but the 64-year-old has turned down the offer as he "wanted a bigger challenge."
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