Vincent Kompany emerges as a key candidate to take over the Chelsea managerial position after some new developments in the race.
According to The Times, Vincent Kompany has made it into the final shortlist of managerial targets for Chelsea. The 37-year-old Burnley manager closes in on the Championship title in his first season as manager on English soil and could soon take to challenging the big boys of the top division.
The Chelsea managerial search rumbles as the club inches closer to appointing a new permanent manager. There have been plenty of twists to their season, with Frank Lampard being their fourth different manager if we count Bruno Saltar, who took charge of one game.
Graham Potter’s sacking was a decision taken after the Englishman could not produce consistent results. Lampard made a much-publicised return at the helm, but that decision has come under scrutiny after the Chelsea legend lost each of his first four games in charge.
In any case, Lampard was the choice to complete the season, and the hierarchy had no intention of offering him the permanent post. There were a few notable candidates, including Luis Enrique and Julian Nagelsmann, but both are out of the running as things stand.
Exclusive: Vincent Kompany has emerged as a surprise contender for the Chelsea job.
Four candidates remain on shortlist: Kompany, Nagelsmann, Pochettino and one other. Currently no favourite.https://t.co/tA7GKc7XYz #cfc
— Tom Roddy (@TomRoddy_) April 21, 2023
Chelsea recently cooled their interest in Enrique, and Nagelsmann has since pulled out of the race. The news on the duo may have come as a hammer blow for the Blues, who wanted to bring in a high-profile manager at the helm.
They continue to remain linked with Mauricio Pochettino and now Vincent Kompany. The Burnley boss inches closer to the Championship title during his first season as manager on English soil. He could soon challenge the big boys of the Premier League by taking over at Chelsea.
The Blues may plan on meetings with the 37-year-old in the coming days to understand his ideas to restore the balance in this team. Kompany has impressed many with his playing style and bringing success to Burnley quickly.
Tottenham are also chasing Kompany to become their new manager and replace the departed Antonio Conte. Many of the Spurs and Chelsea managerial candidates are similar, and the intensity of it increases with each passing week. The north Londoners could approach soon, but at this moment, Chelsea could lead the hunt.
Chelsea have not narrowed their choice on Kompany and reportedly have three more names on their final shortlist. As things stand, the former Manchester City captain might open his doors about taking over at one of the big sides, but much will depend on the project at Chelsea and whether they feel the 37-year-old is the right man to take them forward.
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