Tuesday 20 March 2018

Enrique linked with Blues


Former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique. Photo: Getty Images
Former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique. Photo: Getty Images

Matt Law

Luis Enrique is preparing to restart his managerial career in England with Chelsea rated as the Spaniard's most likely destination.

Although Chelsea insist no discussions have taken place over replacing head coach Antonio Conte, Enrique has emerged as the favourite to succeed the Italian.

It increasingly appears a matter of when and not if Conte will leave Stamford Bridge, following the heavy defeats to Bournemouth and Watford, even though owner Roman Abramovich would prefer not to make a change before the summer.

Reports in Spain have claimed Enrique has already verbally agreed personal terms with the Premier League champions, but sources close to the 47-year-old have refused to comment on his links with Chelsea.

Allies of Enrique have, however, confirmed that he wants to return to management in the Premier League and is busy trying to prepare himself for a move to England.

© Daily Telegraph, London


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