Sunday, September 22, 2019

Rijkaard open to Chelsea move

Frank Rijkaard’s agent has told Sky Sports that Rijkaard would consider a move to Chelsea should an offer come in although he confirmed there has been no official approach from the club yet.

Chelsea are seeking a new manager after the shock sacking of Brazilian coach Luiz Felipe Scolari on Monday and the usual suspects are being lined up for the job, including Rijkaard as well as the likes of AC Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti, Russia manager Guus Hiddink, former Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini and some media sources are even suggesting that the unpopular former Chelsea manager Avram Grant may return on a short-term basis until the end of the season.

Rijkaard has been out of work since departing from Barcelona at the end of last season and his agent Perry Overeem told Sky Sports that he would be interested in joining Chelsea.

“He is obviously a big fan of the game and a big fan of the Premier League, so he is interested in working in the Premier League. Yes (Rijkaard would be looking for a long-term role). But it depends on all the conditions and the plans.

“He would consider every serious job offer from one of the major soccer leagues in Europe, obviously Chelsea and the Premier is one of those.

Former Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini is another likely option for Chelsea, as the London club look for an immediate replacement to turn around the fortunes at Stamford Bridge. It is likely that Abramovich will look towards experienced managers who are currently not in work, making the likes of Mancini top of the list.

Carlo Ancelotti is another popular name linked with the Chelsea job, although it is unlikely that the Italian will leave AC Milan at least until the end of the season, whilst Guus Hiddink’s agent has told press that the Russia boss will not take the vacant job at Stamford Bridge.

Source: Sky Sports

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