Chelsea have reportedly shortlisted Ralf Rangnick as one of the potential candidates to replace manager Maurizio Sarri this summer.
Chelsea seem set to embark on a hasty search for a new manager with Juventus set to appoint Sarri.
The Italian coach has only been at Chelsea for one season, which saw him lead them to a third-place Premier League finish and Europa League glory. However, the lure of joining Juventus and returning to his homeland seems to be too good to turn down.
Italian media claim that Sarri has agreed on a three-year deal with the Turin-based club. Although neither Chelsea or Juventus are yet to make an announcement on these rumours.
Apparently, the two clubs are still locked in negotiations over compensation. While Sarri himself has remained silent on his future plans.
Despite no agreement being reached with Juventus yet, Chelsea have already allegedly begun to shortlist potential Sarri replacements.
And now Bild claims that a surprise contender in former RB Leipzig manager Rangnick is on the list. The 60-year-old had only left his coaching role this summer in favour of becoming sporting director at the Red Bull Arena.
But it turns out a return to management at a club like Chelsea may convince Rangnick to reconsider quitting coaching. Although the German has spent his entire career in his homeland and may struggle to adapt to a foreign league.
Nonetheless, Rangnick is highly respected as a coach and had allegedly captured the interest of Everton at one stage in his career. He’s previously managed the likes of Hoffenheim and Schalke 04.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have also reportedly held talks with club legend Frank Lampard over a return this summer. Ex-Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri and Ajax manager Erik ten Hag are among the candidates to replace Sarri at Stamford Bridge.