CHELSEA have begun the seek for a brand new supervisor amid rising concern Antonio Conte will give up in the summertime.
The Italian has endured a irritating second season in cost at Stamford Bridge which has seen him upset on the switch coverage.
And there are fears inside the Chelsea hierarchy that Conte will resolve to go away the membership on the finish of the season.
The Mail say Senior figures on the membership have already began trying round for potential candidates to succeed the Italian later this 12 months.
And the 2 names who’ve emerged as severe contenders are Juventus boss Max Allegri and former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique.
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is somebody who has impressed Roman Abramovich and his advisors for a while.
However there may be understood to be a perception it might be onerous to get the Argentine launched from his take care of Atletico, so different choices are being thought-about.
And the work Allegri has accomplished at Juve since succeeding Conte in cost has led to him turning into their most well-liked alternative.
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The 50-year-old has loved a stellar profession within the dug-out at AC Milan and Juve, profitable 4 Serie A titles within the final six seasons.
He additionally led Juve to 2 Champions League finals in three years – and his document has marked him out as the first goal for Abramovich and his board.
This season is his fourth in cost in Turin, and there’s a perception in Italy he can be open to a brand new problem overseas, which has given the Blues encouragement.
However the membership comprehend it won’t be a formality placing a take care of Juventus for a supervisor they worth extremely, so they’re additionally taking a look at different options.
And it’s ex-Barca boss Enrique who has emerged as the subsequent best choice given the very fact he’s presently not in one other job.
The 47-year-old received two La Liga titles and the Champions League in his three seasons in cost on the Nou Camp earlier than quitting final 12 months.
Enrique is believed to be searching for a recent problem within the sport after taking a 12 months off, and can be a cushty match at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea stay supportive of Conte, who nonetheless has an additional 12 months left to run on his present contract.
However the indicators are that he’ll resolve to go away his function on the finish of the season and return to Italy.