Sep 2000-May 04
The first manager to spend Roman Abramovich's billions was under pressure from day one. The 'Tinkerman' finished second in the league and reached the Champions League semi-finals -- but was sacked anyway.
Jun 2004-Sep 07
The 'Special One,' Mourinho became the club's most successful manager -- winning two leagues, one FA Cup, and two League Cups. A power struggle with Abramovich led to his departure.
Sep 2007-May 08
Less than two months after arriving as director of football, he became manager and was a penalty kick away from winning the club's first European Cup.
Luiz Felipe Scolari
Jul 2008-Feb 09
World Cup-winner Scolari enjoyed a flying start, but rumours of dressing-room unrest soon emerged. He lasted just seven months.
Feb 2009-May 09
Combined Russia job with a caretaker role at Stamford Bridge and won the FA Cup. In total, Hiddink lost only one game in charge.
Jun 2009-May 11
Delivered Chelsea's first ever Double in his first season before a season without silverware saw him axed last May.
Rafa Benitez is 5/4 favourite to become the next permanent Chelsea manager.
Jose Mourinho 3/1, Roberto Di Matteo 6/1, Pep Guardiola 7/1, Fabio Capello 8/1, David Moyes 12/1.