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Revealed: The five man shortlist Chelsea have drawn up to replace Graham Potter

The Blues are looking for their third boss of the season

Chelsea have reportedly drawn up a five man managerial shortlist as they look to find a quick replacement for Graham Potter.

The Blues and Potter parted ways just seven months after the ex-Brighton coach arrived in west London at the end of a weekend that saw the Blues slip out of the top half of the Premier League, courtesy of a meek 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa.

And there has already been plenty of speculation about their next manager, with Julian Nagelsmann seemingly the early favourite to land the job, a week on from his sacking at Bayern Munich, where in a cruel twist of fate he was replaced by former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel.

As per the Telegraph, however, ‘sources are adamant that the Chelsea job is not Nagelsmann’s to turn down at this stage, with the club determined to go through what they see as an exhaustive process to find the right man’ to lead their expensive project and deliver success.

In fact, they add, there are as many as five managers in the frame for the Stamford Bridge hotseat, with former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino also under consideration.

Also on their radar is ex-Spain boss Luis Enrique, despite the Spaniard seemingly ruling himself out of a Premier League switch this summer when linked with Spurs last week.

Beyond this five man shortlist, there are other options, with Oliver Glasner admired, though the managerial hunt will be complicated by competition.

As it stands, north London rivals Tottenham are also on the hunt for a new coach having sacked Antonio Conte during the international break, while the futures of Christoph Galtier (PSG) and Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid) are also uncertain beyond the end of the season.

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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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