Chelsea Chairman Open Minded About Next Manager

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Bruce Buck insists no decision has yet been made.

Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck has insisted that the club are refusing to rule out any possibilities as they weigh up potential candidates to succeed interim boss Rafa Benitez according to The Express.

Benitez’s contract at Stamford Bridge runs out in May and the club have reportedly been drawing up a short list of potential candidates to replace him.

Top of the fans’ list is Jose Mourinho who looks likely to leave Real Madrid this summer and is fondly remembered at Stamford Bridge for his previous spell in charge of the club.

But club owner Roman Abramovich is reportedly concerned about re-appointing the Special One after the pair departed in acrimonious circumstances during the Portuguese boss’ previous tenure at Stamford Bridge.

Buck acknowledged that Mourinho may have left the club on sour terms but refused to rule out the possibility of his return.

The Chelsea chief insisted the club’s hierarchy were remaining open minded about all possibilities and were still mulling over some of their ideas.

Buck insisted that the club are currently focused on finishing the current season strongly with Chelsea still in with a chance of Europa League and FA Cup glory and locked in a battle for a top four finish with Tottenham and Arsenal.

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