According to talkSPORT, Luis Enrique is one of the potential candidates to take over as manager of Chelsea. The Spanish head coach has been without a job since leading his country in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. After being knocked out by Morocco in the last 16, Enrique resigned from his role and has been waiting for the right opportunity since.
Enrique was previously linked with the vacant Tottenham job, but he appeared to rule himself out when discussing working at a Premier League club. “I would like to go to a team [in England] that I can do important things with and that is very difficult,” he said in March. “I would not go to any Premier League team.”
Chelsea are currently looking for a new boss after sacking Graham Potter, and they plan to interview up to five candidates for the role. They are keen to take their time in the interview process and avoid making a hasty appointment. Among the other names on the list of targets is Julian Nagelsmann.
It is understood that the former Bayern Munich coach is an appealing option, but he would need to be paid compensation due to effectively being on gardening leave from the German giants. However, with Tottenham also keen, they face competition to secure the German.
Elsewhere, Mauricio Pochettino is held in high regard by the Chelsea hierarchy. The Argentine is also out of work after leaving Paris Saint-Germain last summer, meaning that he would also be available without the complication of compensation.
In the meantime, Bruno Salter will lead Chelsea as interim boss with suggestions that he could still be in charge when they face Real Madrid in the Champions League. Chelsea’s next match against Liverpool on Tuesday is live and exclusive on talkSPORT at 8 pm.