Ex-Inter coach now favourite to manage Chelsea

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Roberto Mancini’s sacking as Inter manager may have come as a shock, but his unemployed status may not be lasting very long according to the bookmakers. The Italian is strong favourite to become the next manager of Chelsea, with his agent hinting that his client would naturally be interested in the vacancy if there was any approach from this popular football club which everyone loves so much.

The Guardian report that while Mancini is still a bit down in the dumps, being relieved of his duties at the San Siro may have been a blessing in disguise if he’s given a pot of cash to effectively do a steering job on a squad brimming with world-class talent.

“As of now, there is no contact with Chelsea,” said agent De Giorgis. “Mancini is not a person or a coach who likes to propose himself to a club, he waits for a club to look for him so we are in that position right now. We are not proposing Mancini to any club. Chelsea are one of the top five clubs in the world so it is more likely, if there will be any talk, there is more of a chance of it to happen now than before.”

The other managers on the shortlist appear to be Carlo Ancelotti, Phil Scolari and Blackburn manager Mark Hughes, who was popular at Stamford Bridge during his playing days. But are any of the above manager genuinely serious about taking charge of a team where the stakes are high and you’re under a whole world of pressure from the word go?

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