The Pride of London offer detail the rumour that Real Madrid and Barcelona legends are in the running to replace Chelsea head coach Graham Potter.

Let’s have a brief roundup of Blues news this Thursday morning before we get to the significant speculation at the heart of the piece. First of all, the west London outfit are said to have revived interest in centreback Josko Gvardiol. With the CFC defence unable to keep clean sheets, as well as the legendary Thiago Silva naturally ageing, qualified centrehalf reinforcements are required. You can read more on that story here. Elsewhere, a section of Chelsea supporters have been making their feelings known on Potter; it’s not like the general consensus from the vocal majority was unknown. A petition calling for the former Brighton & Hove Albion boss to be sacked has now gathered nearly 50,000 signatures. Wow. The power of the Internet, eh?!

Meanwhile, Silva has lashed out at FIFA’s 2022 Best awards. The Brazilian agreed with social media users who belittled and ‘tore apart’ nominations and final standings. In particular, Manchester City’s promising forward Julian Alvarez came in for criticism. The defender judged his Premier League rival’s seventh place outcome to be a ‘joke’; Alvarez finished above icons such as Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah, Paris Saint-Germain attacker Neymar, City’s Kevin De Bruyne, Vinicius Junior of Real Madrid, Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski, and England and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham.

Real Madrid and Barcelona legends in running to replace Chelsea gaffer Graham Potter

According to some pretty trustworthy reports, Potter potentially has two games in order to save his job. If two satisfactory results and performances are not forthcoming, Chels’ chairman Todd Boehly and fellow co-owner Behdad Eghbali will supposedly act. The two upcoming Blues matches are against Leeds United on March 4, followed by Dortmund on March 7.

Should Potter be removed from his position, which feels increasingly likely at this juncture, there are two high profile candidates apparently in the running to replace him. Firstly, Luis Enrique; the Spaniard played for both Real and Barcelona, along with managing the latter team and his nation. Secondly, Zinedine Zidane; the Frenchman also played for and managed los Blancos.

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