It has been a whirlwind season at Stamford Bridge. The controversial appointment of Rafa Benitez and sacking of Roberto Di Matteo just weeks into their campaign has created a hotbed of media scrutiny, speculation and murmurings that’s affected Chelsea Football Club on and off the pitch, and created a rift between the board, management staff, and supporters.
Next season, the Blues will look to put a year that will forever be remembered for the word ‘interim’ behind them, as the club fail to make a considerable impact on the Premier League title race or retaining their title in the Champions League.
There will undoubtedly be a new man at the helm, unless Roman Abramovich is prepared to cause a mass riot in West London by giving Benitez the job on a permanent basis. But whom is on the Russian billionaire’s radar for potential replacements? And whom is the most likely to accept the challenging role?