Chelsea Eyes Two Managers to Replace Under-Fire Pochettino: Amorim and De Zerbi on Shortlist

Chelsea is considering potential successors for under-fire manager Mauricio Pochettino, with Ruben Amorim and Roberto De Zerbi emerging as top candidates. Here’s a closer look at the two-man shortlist:

1. Ruben Amorim:

  • Sporting Lisbon boss, age 39.
  • Led Sporting to the Portuguese league title in 2021 and is currently competing for another championship this season.
  • Boasts an impressive 70.87% win percentage in his six-year managerial career, predominantly in Portugal.
  • Considered by Liverpool as a potential replacement for Jurgen Klopp.
  • Known for his successful stint at Sporting and coaching achievements in Portugal.

2. Roberto De Zerbi:

  • Brighton boss, age 44.
  • Previously managed Shakhtar Donetsk.
  • Led Brighton to a sixth-place finish in the Premier League last season, qualifying them for the Europa League.
  • Guided Brighton to the last 16 of the Europa League, securing a glamorous tie against Roma.
  • Considered by Chelsea as a potential candidate despite the club’s mixed track record with Brighton signings.

Both Amorim and De Zerbi offer different strengths and experiences, providing Chelsea with options as they assess Pochettino’s future at the club.

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