Rodgers would be a controversial choice at Chelsea but potentially effective

As reported by The Express, Chelsea are considering appointing Brendan Rodgers as a replacement for Antonio Conte this summer.

What’s the story?

With the Blues unlikely to finish in the top four this season, the pressure is on Conte, with the club reported to be actively seeking a manager to take over from the Italian.

One surprising name on their four-man shortlist is Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers, who has found enormous success north of the border with the Hoops over the last two seasons.

That’s according to The Express, who say Rodgers joins Max Allegri, Luis Enrique and Maurizio Sarri as the Stamford Bridge side’s preferred choices to take the club forward come the end of the season.

Could the former Liverpool man do the job required?

A controversial choice

Rodgers may not be the most popular of potential appointments with supporters that are craving a big name manager, but his track record at Liverpool and his continued success at Celtic are proof he can inspire Chelsea’s current stars to find their form again.

He was so close to delivering a league title for the Reds and completely transformed the Hoops when he arrived in Glasgow, leading them to an unbeaten domestic treble last term and a potential treble this time around too.

A supreme man-manager, he also has the history of spending plenty of time at Chelsea as a coach, familiar with the set-up and what’s required to be a success at the club.

If the Blues can’t attract one of the big names from the continent then they could do a lot worse than the Celtic boss.