After becoming frustrated with Luis Enrique’s lack of decisive action, Roman Abramovich has installed Juventus manager Max Allegri as his new first choice to take over Antonio Conte as Chelsea manager, as per the Express.
The Italian boss too similar to Conte and what the Blues really need to shake them up is the passing philosophy of the former Barcelona boss.
The report states that Enrique has interest from Paris Saint Germain and Arsenal. For that reason, he has been so far unwilling to commit to Chelsea and the Blues’ Russian owner has become frustrated with the lack of movement in the situation.
That has reportedly led him to turn his attentions to Allegri, who masterminded Tottenham’s Champions League exit this season.
Allegri was apparently moved closer to the exit door of the Italian giants when they lined up Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane – who of course used to play for Juventus – as a potential replacement.
The Juventus boss has been at the peak of his powers for longer than Enrique has but it is the change of style that the Blues need the most.
Abramovich has coveted a stylish and slick Chelsea side since the days of Jose Mourinho and the brutal truth is that anybody who can bring success without the style is only realistically a stopgap.
Enrique had Barcelona playing typically wonderful football and it is someone like him, who can teach Chelsea’s players a new way, that is really needed.