UK Paper Watch: Chelsea want Conte, Pochettino contender for United job


Guus Hiddink has revealed already that he will not be managing Chelsea at the end of the season. The Blues, therefore, will be looking to sign an elite-level manager next season, and if the reports are to be believed they have already started searching for the right candidate.

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone remains their #1 target next summer, but the Blues are exploring other options as well.

According to Daily Star, Chelsea are interested in signing the former Juventus manager Antonio Conte. The Italian is “top of the list” for them, but the Blues may face a strong competition from Manchester United.

Louis van Gaal has told reporters in his last press conference that the reports of Manchester United currently holding talks with Jose Mourinho are nonsense. However, the speculation continues, and according to the Sun, Mauricio Pochettino has emerged as a genuine candidate for the managerial job at Old Trafford.

Elsewhere, other major media outlets have focussed their attention on Liverpool fans’ ongoing protest over the high ticket prices.

[source: Twitter]
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