One-time European champions Chelsea will reportedly finalise the appointment of a new manager by the end of this month.

This is according to the publication from popular media channel ESPN which claimed that Chelsea will have a new manager by next week.

The Blues are managerless following the exit of Maurizio Sarri.

Italian tactician Sarri lasted just one year in his role as the Chelsea manager before leaving for Italian Serie A giants Juventus.

The 60-year-old had one year left on his Chelsea contract which was sorted out by Juventus officials before the former Napoli and Empoli boss was handed a three-year contract.

During his brief stay at Stamford Bridge, Sarri led Chelsea to third place on the league table as well as two cups finals.

Maurizio Sarri and Chelsea lost the Carabao Cup trophy to Manchester City via penalties in February before he masterminded the 4-1 win over London rivals Arsenal in the Europa League final to win the competition.

Frank Lampard is a Chelsea legend currently in charge of English Championship club Derby County and he’s the overwhelming favourites to replace Sarri at Stamford Bridge.

The ex-England international is expected to be named the new Chelsea manager before the end of next week as confirmed by the aforementioned publication from ESPN.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.