Top 5 Possible Candidates to Replace Jose Mourinho

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Now that the Chelsea hotseat is vancant there will be rumors of who will be at the helm, here’s my thoughts on the top 5 candidates that could possibly lead Chelsea on.

Fabio Capello
Capello is well-respected and with a long list of honours as boss of Juventus and AC Milan — and is out of work since being axed by Real Madrid after last season’s Spanish title success.Regarded as one of the best coaches in professional football, he has the distinction of winning the domestic league title with every team he has managed, with A.C. Milan, Real Madrid, A.S. Roma and Juventus (but later stripped due to match-fixing). Capello is one of the few coaches to claim championship victories in four major European cities (Milan, Madrid, Rome and Turin).

Jürgen Klinsmann
Jürgen Klinsmann looks like the more appropriate candidate, having been out for a year now after leaving the German national team he might have the appetite to have a go with Chelsea.He managed the German national team to a third-place finish in the 2006 World Cup, a much better result than the general expectations, including those from Germany‘s own fans.

Marcello Lippi
Inter and Juventus chief quit as Italy boss after winning the World Cup in Germany last year. Has been strongly linked with Mourinho’s job at Chelsea ever since.He has recently been linked with replacing Martin Jol at Tottenham Hotspur although it might seem likely that Spurs could now be tempted to bring in Jose as their coach..hmmm.

Guus Hiddink

Guus has huge experience at the top level in both club and international football — and is already thought to be on the payroll of Roman Abramovich as the boss of Russia so it would be quite an easy task to shift him to London.He managed PSV Eindhoven between 2002-2006. Throughout his entire managerial career, he is best recognised for leading South Korea to a 4th place finish in the 2002 FIFA World Cup, managing the Netherlands into the same position in the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, leading Australia to the second round of the 2006 FIFA World Cup—their first appearance in the tournament for 32 years—and some impressive displays with PSV Eindhoven in the UEFA Champions League and Eredivisie. Hiddink became the manager of the Russian national team after the 2006 World Cup. He has several nicknames like “King Hiddink” or “Goose”.

Avram Grant
The former Israel coach was the director of football at Premier League rivals Portsmouth before he quit Fratton Park to take up the same post at Stamford Bridge in the summer.

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By Matt

Matt is the owner and chief-editor of the Footy Blog, one of the UK's leading football news blogs.