Chelsea contact Serie A manager as long-term replacement for Mourinho

Chelsea have contacted Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini over his availability next summer, according to reports from the Daily Star.

The Blues sacked Jose Mourinho last week following a series of disappointing results, despite the Portuguese leading the club to a Premier League title and Capital One Cup trophy last term.

Owner Roman Abramovich then appointed Guus Hiddink as the interim manager until the end of the season, but he is still seeking for a long-term successor to Mourinho.

And while the likes of Pep Guardiola and Diego Simeone have been heavily linked, Italian source Football Italia has claimed that Chelsea offered Inter gaffer Mancini a two-year contract worth around £6.3million per year.

The Italian has an excellent resume regarding his time in England, winning Manchester City’s first Premier League title and an FA Cup during his tenure.

He has now also led Inter to the top of Serie A, giving the Nerazzurri a brilliant chance of winning their first Italian title since 2010.