Zinedine Zidane and Luis Enrique ‘are frontrunners to become next Chelsea manager’ as pressure mounts on Potter


ZINEDINE ZIDANE and Luis Enrique are reportedly the leading candidates to replace Graham Potter at Chelsea. Potter , 47, is under huge pressure at Stamford Bridge after a six-game winless run and just one victory in 11 games. The Blues have slipped to 10th in the Premier League table and scored the fewest goals since November.

That is despite spending another £300million in the January transfer window to go with their record- breaking summer spree. Potter's uncertain future is leading to reports of his replacement being lined up, despite owner Todd Boehly 's apparent desire to stick with the former Brighton coach.

According to The Mail , defeats to Leeds and Borussia Dortmund could see Chelsea change manager just five months after sacking Thomas Tuchel. And Sport understand Zidane and Enrique are the frontrunners to replace him. Zidane , 50, has been out of work since leaving Real Madrid at the end of the 2020/21 season.

He was heavily linked with the France national team job before Didier Deschamps extended his contract until 2026. Now he is seeking other potential routes back into the game, with the Chelsea vacancy a possible option. Ex-Barcelona head coach Enrique was sacked as Spain boss following their loss to Morocco in the last-16 of the World Cup.

He has been mooted as an option for the Brazil job, but Carlo Ancelotti is expected to assume the position if he is dismissed by Real Madrid. Meanwhile, Potter is continuing to try and turn things around at Chelsea after just nine wins in 26 matches since his arrival. Speaking in the wake of his side's 2-0 loss to Tottenham, he said:

"The results are not good enough for this club, we’re not happy with them. We want to try and improve it. "I thought the players gave everything today, I’ve got no issues with them. "If results aren’t good enough you can’t rely on support forever. The players are giving everything, they’re hurting. It’s a tough time for us."

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