New Chelsea owner led by Todd Boehly has plans to bring Sporting Lisbon coach Ruben Amorim as Graham Potter’s successor at Stamford Bridge in the future.
Thomas Tuchel was booted on Wednesday morning following the Blue’s 1-0 shock defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League encounter at Stadion Maksimir.
Former Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino and the-times Champions League winning coach Zinedine Zidane with Real Madrid are both out of work and were linked with the vacancy at the West London club.
However, the new Chelsea owner announced the appointment of Potter on Thursday on a five-year deal following three years of association with Brighton & Hove Albion.
But according to the Daily Star claim that Boehly had a big admiration for Ruben Amorim as he planned potential future appointments down the line for the 37-year-old coach despite Potter being yet to take charge of his first game as Chelsea manager.
The report indicates that Chelsea have identified Amorim as a potential replacement in case Potter’s time at Stamford Bridge is not a success.
Amorim won 14 caps for Portugal in his playing career, which included spells at Benfica and SC Braga before he began his coaching career in the third level of Portuguese football with Casa Pia in 2018.