The hunt for a new manager for Chelsea continues. The club sacked Graham Potter this month after a run of poor results and have since been looking for a longer-term solution, having secured Frank Lampard as an caretaker until the end of this season.
Various candidates are linked to Chelsea from the English media, with Luis Enrique, Julian Nagelsmann and Ruben Amorim being the main candidates. There are also rumors that Chelsea have already spoken with Enrique and Nagelsmann, among others, and that the club intended to quickly sit down with Sporting Portugal manager Amorim.
However, it now appears that Chelsea have decided not to talk to Amorim anymore. The Portuguese manager is said to have indicated to his management that he is currently still very happy with his club in Lisbon and that he does not want to join Chelsea at this moment. Although it is a big blow to the Londoners, it may make the choice for a new coach a lot easier.
That choice may become even easier now that The Sun suggests Enrique is disappointed in Chelsea’s choice to appoint Lampard as caretaker. The Spaniard would have been open to starting immediately at Stamford Bridge, but Chelsea decided they wanted to take longer to find the right manager for next season. Enrique would be so disappointed that the former national coach of Spain would hesitate to start at Chelsea next season and could reject any offers The Blues make.