Chelsea close in on Hiddink replacement… Euro super manager agrees to take role

Chelsea have agreed a deal with Massimiliano Allegri to succeed interim manager Guus Hiddink at the end of the season, according to reports from CalcioMercatoWeb.

The Blues have been on the lookout for a new boss for the past month, with their veteran Dutchman having only stepped in to see out the season following the sacking of Jose Mourinho.

And now reports claim that they’ve found their man in the shape of Juventus boss Allegri, who has agreed to take over at Stamford Bridge this summer.

The Italian is one of Europe’s top coaches, having guided his Juve team to Serie A and Coppa Italia success as well as the Champions League Final after stepping in for Antonio Conte last season.

It’s understood that a four-year deal is in place, with the 48-year-old set to pocket £5.3m-per-camapign.

The possible move could continue to re-shape the upper end of the Premier League, with Manchester City having put a deal in place with Pep Guardiola, while Louis van Gaal’s role at Manchester United is far from secure.