LONDON, Sporting Alert – Pep Guardiola is the man Chelsea want to replace the under pressure Jose Mourinho, according to media reports in the UK.
Chelsea have been struggling to create a consistent run this season and currently sit 15th in the English Premier League standings on 11 points from 10 games, while the club was also fined for failing to control players on the pitch at the weekend.
Mourinho was also slapped with another fine by the FA for his conduct during the defeat to West Ham United, and it is understood that Blues owner Roman Abramovich is becoming more and more frustrated with the Portuguese.
There have been several reports in the UK, which suggested that Mourinho is only one defeat away from being sacked, with The Telegraph reporting that Abramovich wants Bayern Munich coach Guardiola to be the next boss.
Mourinho remains grounded despite the media circulations about his future, but it is thought the former Real Madrid manager is making plans in case he gets sacked.
Chelsea fell to a fifth Premier League defeat this season after going down 2-1 at West Ham over the weekend, and there are reports claiming that Mourinho and several top players, including Eden Hazard are not getting along.
The reigning Premier League champions retained the bulk of the players that won the title last year, but the club hasn’t been as fruitful as last term.
Of course, things aren’t quite working out at the moment for Mourinho, but clearly it cannot just be the manager’s fault.
Hazard has been a shadow of himself from last season, with the Belgian being singled out at times by his manager and was even left out of the starting lineup against Aston Villa.
He has been linked to Real Madrid and if things keep going this way, the 24-year-old will not stay at Stamford Bridge.
Diego Costa is nowhere close to where he was last campaign, while Cesc Fabregas, Branislav Ivanovic, John Terry, Oscar and Nemanja Matic have all been missing on the pitch.
This is why former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has urged the club to stick by Mourinho, as he thinks his old pal is the right man to sort out the problems.
“I didn’t expect this crisis, but I do understand the reasons behind these problems. I think they are feeling sated,” Ancelotti was quoted as saying by La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“Last year they won by a mile, now they are more relaxed. Don’t worry, Mourinho will sort it out. He is the right man.”