According to ESPN, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti will be considered for a return to Stamford Bridge for a second spell as manager.
Earlier this week, Chelsea appointed Frank Lampard as caretaker manager until the end of the season following the sacking of Graham Potter.
ESPN further report that Chelsea owners are considering as many as seven candidates to become the clubs’s permanent manager with Julian Nagelsmann, Luis Enrique and Mauricio Pochettino all thought to be amongst the shortlist.
Ancelotti managed the West London side between July 2009 and May 2011, picking up an average of 2.03 points per game. The Italian guided the Blues to a Premier League title and FA Cup during the 2009/10 season.
The 63-year-old’s position at Los Blancos is reportedly under threat should he not deliver another Champions League title this year. Madrid are currently 12 points behind league-leaders Barcelona heading into the final 11 games of the season.
Mark Marston | Get Football