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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Gary Cahill of Chelsea lifts the Emirates FA Cup trophy following his sides victory in The Emirates FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on May 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

While Maurizio Sarri and Laurent Blanc do still lead the race to become the new Chelsea manager, the club are understood to have been seeking out cheaper alternatives

The Blues are widely expected to part with Antonio Conte this summer after a disappointing second season in charge at Stamford Bridge that saw the club fail to make the top four in the Premier League and finish 30 points behind winners Manchester City.

In light of this, Yahoo Sport has revealed the four candidates that the Chelsea are currently considering:

Maurizio Sarri

The Italian tactician remains the first-choice, but is still under contract at Napoli despite having been replaced by former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti.

For Chelsea to secure his services they will have to pay a hefty fee to convince Napoli to part with Sarri.

Laurent Blanc

The former Paris Saint-Germain boss is being widely viewed as an alternative to Sarri.

Reports in England have emerged recently that Blanc has agreed on personal terms at Chelsea and is keen to return to football management.

Jorge Sampaoli

The Argentina manager has done well for the national team and is hoping to end their 32-year wait for glory in the World Cup this summer.


Since being appointed the Brazil coach in 2016, Tite has done a remarkable job for the national side as they dominated their World Cup qualification group with a 10 point advantage.

The 57-year-old has only lost one of the 21 matches in charge of Brazil,