Luis Enrique in talks to be appointed new Chelsea manager

Luis Enrique, who recently managed Spain during the FIFA World Cup 2022, is being considered to succeed the recently sacked Graham Potter as the new Chelsea manager.

The Spaniard is currently in London for talks with the club, as per Fabrizio Romano, and is keen to take on this new challenge.

Chelsea have largely struggled this season, despite spending unprecedented money in the two transfer windows since Todd Boehly took over.

A host of expensive signings have joined the club; Mykhailo Mudryk, Kalidou Koulibaly, and Wesley Fofana to name a few, and yet the trajectory is downwards.

They currently sit 11th in the table, a massive 33 points behind league leaders Arsenal, whom they cannot even catch mathematically at this point of the season with just nine games to go.

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In their most recent match against Liverpool, both teams played out an uninspiring 0-0 fixture, but Chelsea were guilty of spurring the better chances.

If appointed, Enrique will be their third manager in this season itself, with Thomas Tuchel having started the campaign, and being replaced by Potter when the season was already underway.

Apart from him, recently sacked Bayern Manager Julian Nagelsmann and Mauricio Pochettino are also being reportedly considered for the role.

Chelsea and Boehly will be hoping that the next appointment turns out to be the right one as pressure from fans mounts. They are used to success because of the Roman Abramovich era and will not settle for anything less.