Top 5 Managers Who Can Take Over at Chelsea After Thomas Tuchel’s Sacking: Zinedine Zidane, Graham Potter Lead

Top 5 Managers Who Can Take Over at Chelsea After Thomas Tuchel’s Sacking: Zinedine Zidane, Graham Potter Lead

  • Former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is leading a list of potential managers to take over at Chelsea
  • Chelsea made the rather bizarre decision to part ways with Thomas Tuchel barely 10 games into the new season
  • Brighton's head coach Graham Potter is also a strong favourite after displaying scintillating football with the Seagulls

Thomas Tuchel's dismissal as Chelsea's head coach on Wednesday morning sent shock waves across the football world.

The writing might have been on the wall following a poor start to the season, but it was widely believed that the new ownership under Todd Boehly will be more tolerant compared to his predecessor Roman Abramovich.

Thomas Tuchel, Zinedine Zidane, Mauricio Pochettino, Graham Potter, Luis Enrique, Joachim Loew
Chelsea has sacked Thomas Tuchel. Photo by Denis Lovrovic
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Boehly had just forked out an excess of 230 million euros on Tuchel's targets. But with his sacking, a new manager will have to take charge of the players. Sports Brief takes a look at the top 5 available managers to Chelsea.

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1. Zinedine Zidane

Arguably the most accomplished coach on this list, the former Real Madrid head coach has three Champions League titles under his belt. Paris Saint-Germain unsuccessfully tried to lure him earlier in the summer.

It is believed he is waiting to take over from Didier Deschamps as France's head coach.

2. Graham Potter

His name has been widely floated following his recent successes with Brighton and Hove Albion. Brighton currently sit in 4th place in the English Premier League and are playing attractive football.

It would be interesting to see how he'd fare with a bigger budget and world-class stars.

3. Mauricio Pochettino

Sacked by PSG earlier in the summer, the Argentinian is not a newcomer in the Premier League, having managed Tottenham Hotspur before. Questions will be raised about his mentality following his misses with PSG.

4. Joachim Loew

A World Cup winner with Germany in 2014, Loew is currently jobless after leaving his role in 2018. Loew's brand of football might be his major undoing, with many people considering them outdated. But his ability to churn out results put him in a perfect position.

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5. Luis Enrique

The former Barcelona manager is currently preparing to lead Spain to the FIFA World Cup and it will take some huge convincing for him to leave his role.

Enrique has worked with stars before, having managed the famous MSN trident of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.

Social media erupts after Chelsea sack Thomas Tuchel

Sports Brief has also reported that social media went ballistic with mixed emotions following the sack of Thomas Tuchel as head coach of Chelsea.

The German's sack comes off the back of a slow start to the campaign - losing three games in their opening seven games across all competitions, with his last defeat breaking the camel's back.

His early exit is shocking yet normal considering the ruthless nature of the club's top hierarchy, with new owner Todd Boehly continuing with the trusted and established legacy of the club.

Source: Sports Brief News