Conte’s replacement? Chelsea agree personal terms with top manager



Former Barcelona manager, Luis Enrique is reportedly close to replacing Antonio Conte as Chelsea boss having agreed personal terms with the west London club according to reports in Spain.

Antonio Conte’s job at Stamford Bridge has been under huge threat in recent weeks following the Premier League champions shocking back to back losses against Bournemouth and Watford.

The Blues have conceded seven goals in their last two matches scoring just one goal in the process and it is believed the former Juventus manager is leaving on borrowed time at the west London club following series of unconvincing displays from the defending champions.

Despite leading the Blues to their second Premier League title in three years in his debut season, the Italian tactician has failed to replicate the same level of consistency shown by his Chelsea side last term having fall 19 points behind runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City.

The west London club are currently fourth on the log and risk missing out on the top four should the club poor run of form continue with Tottenham and Arsenal breathing down their neck.

However, according to Daily Mail, the Blues are set to sack Antonio Conte and make former Barcelona boss, Luis Enrique take charge from the Italian at Stamford Bridge on a two-and-a-half year deal that will run until the summer of 2020.

With top managers difficult to get now, Luis Enrique ticks all the boxes for Chelsea with the 47-year-old currently out of job having left the Nou Camp at the end of last season and given his track record of winning major trophies in his three-year spell at Barcelona.

He led the Spanish giants to a treble winning season back in 2015 and currently looks like the perfect candidate to replace under-fire manager, Antonio Conte with Abrahamovich not willing to see his side miss out on the top four for the second time in three years.


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