Chelsea is reportedly considering Bayer Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso as a potential replacement for Mauricio Pochettino, who is under scrutiny after a challenging season.
According to French outlet Sports Zone, Chelsea is contemplating parting ways with Pochettino following a series of disappointing performances. The club currently sits in 11th place in the Premier League, having experienced its 10th league defeat of the season against Wolves at Stamford Bridge.
The report suggests that Chelsea’s owners are contemplating an immediate managerial change, with Behdad Eghbali showing interest in bringing in the Spanish manager right away. However, Todd Boehly may have reservations about an instant switch.
Chelsea’s poor season is highlighted by a negative goal difference after 23 games, prompting concerns among club officials. Pochettino, who joined the team last summer, has struggled to make a positive impact despite having new players at his disposal.
While Chelsea’s only success this season has been their qualification for the Carabao Cup final, fans are growing increasingly frustrated with the team’s overall performance. The recent concession of eight goals in two league games has intensified calls for a change.
Meanwhile, Liverpool fans are also expressing interest in Xabi Alonso, who is currently managing Bayer Leverkusen. With Jurgen Klopp set to leave Liverpool, Alonso has been tipped as an early frontrunner for the managerial role at Anfield. However, Alonso has expressed contentment with his current position at Bayer Leverkusen, emphasising his commitment to the ongoing journey with the club.