Chelsea F.C. in talks with former Barcelona and Spain head coach Luis Enrique to find a replacement for Graham Potter, who was fired on Sunday.
Chelsea Online News:
The Spaniard, 52, will offer has offered ideas for the Blues during a meeting in the capital as the club’s hunt for a replacement for Graham Potter intensifies, having impressed club executives during preliminary talks.
Chelsea supporters have heard a lot of rumors in the days since Potter was fired on Sunday night, but as anticipation for Luis Enrique’s likely hiring rises, Ronaldo’s opinion will only add to the positive vibes.
When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was fired by United in November 2021, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner supposedly made it plain that the Spaniard was his preferred option to succeed his ex-teammate in the Old Trafford hot seat. Although Ralf Rangnick was appointed as the interim manager instead of the Spaniard, Ronaldo’s desire to work with the former Barcelona manager persisted.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner would nevertheless be let down again a few months later when United once more chose to disregard his requests and instead chased Erik ten Hag to succeed the unpopular Rangnick last May. Ten Hag and Ronaldo did not get along, and when the illustrious striker’s contract was ended in November, the two parted ways.
Ronaldo was forced to bear witness to Enrique’s accomplishments while at Real Madrid during his three-year stint as manager of Barcelona. After Luis Enrique became Spain’s manager in 2018, the two squared off at the international level.
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Those encounters will have no doubt confirmed the United legend’s assessment of Luis Enrique, who resigned as Spain’s international coach in December after Spain was knocked out of the World Cup on penalties by underdogs Morocco – the same team that Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal lost to.
After being out of work for four months, it appears that the acclaimed strategist is finally ready to return to club management, and he has already stated that he wants to coach in the Premier League. Before the Chelsea post became available, Luis Enrique stated that there was no vacancy “important” enough to attract him.
The renowned tactician appears to be ready to return to club management after a four-month break, and he has previously stated that he wants to coach in the Premier League. Prior to the Chelsea position opening, Luis Enrique asserted that there wasn’t a position “important” enough to draw him in.