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Top 20 Candidates To Take Over For Jose Mourinho At Chelsea

The wolves are gathering at the door for the self-appointed “Special One.” A fresh charge of misconduct by the English FA will do nothing to appease owner Roman Abramovich, a man so ruthless he fires managers in his sleep. The Russian oligarch will be growing tired of the antics of the Portuguese coach and quite frankly who could blame him?

For the first time in his managerial career, Jose is clearly showing the signs of pressure. During his 7-minute diatribe after the 3-1 loss at home to Southampton, he made a poignant remark about Chelsea Football Club. Among the various rants and ravings, he said Chelsea needs to back their most successful coach to stem the bleeding of managers heading in and out the exit door.

A nice idea in theory, but when an oil baron billionaire buys you out you’re always at the whim of his decisions. It’s a case of don’t bite the hand that feeds. If Abramovich brought Mourinho back to Stamford Bridge for a second stint, whose to say he won’t repeat history again and send him packing? 15th in the table tells it’s own story.

There will be no shortage of suitors to take the hot seat. Managers with the best pedigree in the game have been dispensed with at the drop of a hat and gone on to win leagues, cups and Champions League titles elsewhere. From the English Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A or the free market, there are plenty of good candidates out there.

Jose will hate us for compiling this list. A majority of these managers are on his hit list, holding a grudge for a bust up in one way or another. But this is the problem for Jose – his determination to drive an “us against them” agenda eventually turns everyone against him!

Here are the top 20 candidates to oust Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.

20 Roberto Di Matteo

via thesun.co.uk

19 Steve Clarke

via theguardian.com

18 Marcelo Bielsa

via fm-base.co.uk

17 Gianfranco Zola

via skysports.com

16 Unai Emery

via radiomarte.it

15 Aitor Karanka

via thesun.co.uk

14 Alan Pardew

via soccerrise.com

13 Eduardo Berizzo

via eltipografo.cl

12 Guus Hiddink

via imvahonshya.co.rw

11 Fabio Capello

via calcioweb.eu

10 Nuno Espirito Santo

via publico.pt

9 Claudio Ranieri

via realsport101.com

8 Dieter Hecking

via taddlr.com

7 Slaven Bilic

via theguardian.com

6 Brendan Rodgers

via telegraph.co.uk

5 Roberto Mancini

via wikimedia.org

4 Ronald Koeman

via theguardian.com

3 Carlo Ancelotti

via india.com

2 Diego Simeone

via theguardian.com

1 Pep Guardiola

via latinpost.com

Every owner of a soccer club dreams about having this man as their coach. His Barcelona and Bayern Munich teams play the game like non other in the sport. They press the opposition and pass with such beauty and elegance, the only thing they miss is an orchestra to play on the sidelines. Pep is teasing the media on an EPL move, he knows the speculation is out there but he refuses to give anyone anything to work with. The one simple thing he could do to stop people talking is to sign a contract extension at Bayern, but his reluctance to do so means that is open to the move. For Abramovich’s sake, he’ll hope a pre-agreement with Manchester City for next season is just paper talk.

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