Chelsea's six-man shortlist to replace Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea's six-man shortlist to replace Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge

- 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.

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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.

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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, had reported that Saudi businessman Hasan Nagoor, who is a big Chelsea fan and reportedly a shareholder having invested in the club in 2017, dropped a farewell message for Maurizio Sarri on Instagram.

With Max Allegri out of Juventus, the Blues gaffer has been tipped to exit Stamford Bridge with a return to the Serie A as Bianconeri's new manager, his likely destination.

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