Chelsea‘s loss on Monday to Leicester City may have turned up the temperature on Jose Mourinho‘s seat. The club have now lost nine out of 16 on the season and face an almost-equally bleak matchup in the Champions League with Paris Saint-Germain on the schedule. However, should Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich decide he’s had enough of his embattled manager, former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is ready to take over.
According to the Metro, Rodgers is deliberately holding out from accepting managing jobs with other teams in anticipation of receiving a call from Stamford Bridge to take over for Mourinho as interim manager. Rodgers was fired in early October after managing the team since 2012 and has been out of coaching for over two months.
Chelsea currently rank 16th on the table and are just one point ahead of Norwich City in the relegation zone. The team has yet to win back-to-back games in the Premier League this season amidst major struggles from John Terry, Eden Hazard, Oscar and Diego Costa among others.
Rodgers recorded a 51.2% win rate for the Reds prior to his dismissal. He led Liverpool to the FA Cup Semifinals last season but ultimately lost to Aston Villa.
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