Four manager options Boehly’s Chelsea could turn to after sacking Thomas Tuchel

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Chelsea's new owner Todd Boehly has shown no mercy after sacking Thomas Tuchel the day after a humiliating defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League.

After the shoddy display, the European Cup winning manager said he "did not know where this performance came from" in a damning verdict that proved to be the German's last press conference as Blues boss. And just days after the transfer window has shut, Tuchel has been dismissed in brutal fashion.

There are a number of coaches ready to jump straight into the post, while some others might have to be enticed from their current jobs. Whoever takes up the mantle will become the first coach hired under the new regime at Stamford Bridge.

So, who could be hired next at Chelsea?

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Mauricio Pochettino

Out of a job, knows the Premier League well and would appease many of the Chelsea fanbase – despite his Tottenham links. Pochettino was sacked from Paris Saint-Germain last season and has been on the lookout for a new club since.

Manchester United toyed with the idea of hiring the Argentine before turning to Erik ten Hag but a return to the Premier League feels inevitable for the 50-year-old.

While he failed to win any trophies at Tottenham, he turned them into title challengers and Champions League finalists. His style of play was praised while his ability to develop youngsters was also commended. His credentials helping Harry Kane turn world-class might also come under consideration due to Chelsea's woes up front.

Zinedine Zidane

Another currently on the lookout for a new post but has never ventured from the Real Madrid job, where the expectations are exceedingly higher. His record in the Champions League is unmatched after winning three in a row, yet his tactics seemed to revolve around having Cristiano Ronaldo up front.

Nevertheless, Zidane is one of the biggest names in the managerial market and would do a lot to sway players wanting to join. Whether the French legend would take up a job in the Premier League – a country he never even played in – remains to be seen, though.

Graham Potter

One of the early frontrunners for the job at Chelsea is Brighton manager Potter, which might come as a surprise considering his short time in the Premier League. However, the Seagulls have impressed so far this campaign and find themselves in the top four.

Potter has been earmarked for success due to his attacking prowess as a coach, turning Brighton into a team that previously struggled into a strong top-flight outfit. Whether Boehly would be willing to hand a relatively-inexperienced manager the keys at Stamford Bridge, though, would be a surprise.

Jose Mourinho

He couldn't, could he? The return of Mourinho for a third time at Chelsea seems unfathomable but this is a club that thrives off soap opera dramas. While The Special One is currently enjoying himself at AS Roma, the chance to redeem himself at Stamford Bridge might prove too strong an urge to resist.

It is no secret Mourinho loved his time at Chelsea, winning the Premier League in both of his spells in charge. While his relationship with Abramovich faltered, there is a chance for a clean slate with Boehly at the helm.

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