Portuguese manager already lined up as Antonio Conte’s replacement

Former Watford manager Marco Silva could be named as Chelsea interim manager should the club fire Antonio Conte before the end of the season. Conte’s future as Chelsea coach is under intense pressure after series of unexpected defeats.

The board were said to meet over the coach’s status on Friday but that seems to be just a mere speculation as there are no reports concerning the meeting.

Reports from the Stamford Bridge suggest that the former Watford manager is being considered by the Blues hierarchy as the perfect replacement for Antonio Conte as Luis Enrique who is their prime target refused to sign with the club before the end of the season.

According to The Times, the 40-year-old Portuguese manager would be awarded a contract till the end of the season. Despite being sacked by Watford due to poor run of results, Silva is known as a manager who could bring the best out of his players and the Blues believe he can help the team qualify for next season’s Champions League competition.

It is yet to be seen if Chelsea will part ways with Antonio Conte after the players’ support for the coach. Chelsea players showed their support for the coach during the course of the week via captain Gary Cahill by calling on the board to have patience with the coach who won last season’s Premier League trophy.

Eden Hazard, after their humiliating for 4-1 defeat to Watford, admitted that the team’s problem isn’t caused by the manager. They hope to return back to winning ways when they tackle West Brom on Monday.


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