Former Spain manager Luis Enrique set to travel to London for Chelsea manager talks

Spain Manager Luis Enrique (Photo by Simon Bruty/Anychance/Getty Images)
Spain Manager Luis Enrique (Photo by Simon Bruty/Anychance/Getty Images) /

After reports of Chelsea talking to several managers, it seems as if Luis Enrique is in pole position to take over as the club’s new manager after he is reportedly set to travel to London.

Chelsea’s loss to Aston Villa at the start of April marked the end of Graham Potter’s managerial reign at the club. Since then, the London-based team has been on an active hunt to find a replacement. While the likes of Mauricio Pochettino and Julian Nagelsmann were linked with the job, it seems like Spanish coach Luis Enrique is currently leading the race.

As per The Independent, the former Spanish national team boss is traveling to London to hold initial discussions with Chelsea Football Club. This development takes place after Enrique successfully sold his vision to the club while also laying out three important conditions to take over as Potter’s successor.

Apparently, Enrique explained his high-intensity style of football which will perfectly suit the young Chelsea side, while also laying out conditions like wanting enough time, the need for three top-tier signings, and trimming the current squad.

If negotiations go well, Chelsea Football Club could have a new manager before their important UEFA Champions League quarterfinal match against European giants Real Madrid. After dismal performances domestically, Europe remains the only hope for the club.

Chelsea has been disappointing in the Premier League in 22/23 season

When Graham Potter took over as the new Blues manager, it was expected that the 47-year-old will lead the club to positive results. However, after six months at the helm, Potter finds himself sacked from the London-based team. The reason behind Potter’s sacking is the club’s dismal performances in the Premier League.

After 29 matches in the Premier League, Chelsea finds itself in the #11th spot, which is disappointing as per the club’s standards. With no hopes of winning the league, Chelsea will look to perform well in the Champions League and the FA Cup. If Luis Enrique takes up the challenge at Stamford Bridge, he will be expected to guide the club to at least a top-six finish in the Premier League.