Obviously, Chelsea next manager is expected to be announced before their UEFA Champions League match against Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabéu.

The West London club sacked Graham Potter on Sunday, after their 2-0 loss to Aston Villa on Saturday at Stamford Bridge.

Bruno Saltor will be in charge as the interim head coach, as he was pictured during training with the players on Monday.

The Spaniard will take over the Blues’ Premier League match against Liverpool at home on Tuesday.

Nevertheless, the hunt for Chelsea next manager will continue, as the Blues are most likely to take their time before choosing one.

According to Nizaar Kinsella of Standard Sport, Paul Winstanley and Laurence Stewart will interview at least four candidates to replace Graham Potter.

Julian Nagelsmann and Mauricio Pochettino are expected to be contacted. The Blues may also speak to Luis Enrique and Ruben Amorim.

Reportedly, the former Bayern Munich gaffer is the favorite to become Chelsea next manager.

However, it’s believed that his age (35) is being considered, thinking he may not be able to handle the players.

Graham Potter reportedly fell out with the senior players in the squad. Therefore, Julian Nagelsmann may not be able to manage them.

Regardless, there are some reasons why Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali should sign Luis Enrique as Potter’s replacement.

The former Barcelona boss recently declared his ambition to coach in the Premier League, as he’s currently without a club.

In the league of Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp, Erik ten Hag, and others, the Blues need an experienced boss like the Spaniard.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Luis Enrique is internally appreciated at Chelsea. They think he’s a good coach with leadership skills and a good personality.

Chelsea Next Manager: Luis Enrique stats vs Julian Nagelsmann and achievements 

Obviously, the two bosses are expected to be favorites to become the Blues’ next coach after the interview.

Therefore, it’s wise to compare them together, looking at their managerial stats, knowing who’s able to improve the club.

Luis Enrique

432 games
59% win
21% draw
20% defeat

Managerial achievements

3 Copa del Rey
2 La Liga
1 Supercopa de España
1 UEFA Champions League
1 UEFA Super Cup
1 FIFA Club World Cup

Individual achievements 

La Liga Coach of the Year
FIFA World Coach of the Year
IFFHS World’s Best Club Coach
World Soccer Manager of the Year
European Coach of the Year
European Coach of the Season
La Liga Manager of the Month

Julian Nagelsmann

388 games
57% win
23 draw
20% defeat

Managerial achievements

1 Bundesliga
1 DFL-Supercup
DFB-Pokal runner-up

Individual achievements

VDV Coach of the Season
German Football Manager of the Year
UEFA Men’s Coach of the Year

The Spanish gaffer has managed AS Roma in Serie A, Barcelona in La Liga, and Celtic in the Scottish league.

Therefore, it’s believed that he would have won more than 57% of his games, if he had managed any teams in the Bundesliga.

Julian Nagelsmann has spent his entire managerial career in the Bundesliga, he hasn’t coached any team outside Germany.

Enrique can single-handedly restore the club’s lost glory in Europe’s top-5 leagues, he has the experience to make it happen.

It sounds unwise to pay Bayern Munich before getting Julian Nagelsmann’s signature, while Enrique is free.

Is Luis Enrique on the same level as Pep Guardiola? 

With the Spanish gaffer, Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali can build something special like what Pep is doing at Manchester City.

Apparently, the West London club are looking for a long term manager. Of course, Luis can make it happen.

Enrique is on the same level as Pep Guardiola, Thomas Tuchel, Jurgen Klopp, and other top coaches in Europe’s top-5 leagues.

His statistics at Barcelona, winning a treble in 2015, speak a lot about his experience. He’s an ideal man for the position.

Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali dream of being above their competitors in the Premier League.

Tactics-wise, they can actually achieve that with Luis Enrique at Stamford Bridge, he can compete with Pep Guardiola.

The Spanish boss has already declared his love for joining the Premier League side, definitely wouldn’t want to turn down the offer

Here are some Pep Guardiola’s records Luis Enrique broke at Barcelona 

  • The Spaniard reached 100 wins with Barcelona in just 126 official matches. He took the Pep 139 games to reach 100 wins.
  • At Barcelona, Enrique’s men scored 359 goals and conceded just 91, while Guardiola’s troops netted 339 goals and conceded 108.
  • Luis took over Pep’s 28-match unbeaten streak with the Bluagranas. He set a 39-game unbeaten run at the club.

Obviously, if Chelsea desires to build what Manchester City are doing at the moment, Enrique is the right man.

Both elite managers have many things in common, including their styles of play and tactics. Their footballs are always interesting.

Chelsea Next Manager; Luis Enrique

Why should Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali sign Luis Enrique as Chelsea’s next manager? 

Despite the fact that Julian Nagelsmann is the favorite to replace Graham Potter at the club.

The West London club should consider the Spanish manager, he has a lot to offer the club in all ways.

Enrique has the capability to give Pep Guardiola a tough time in the Premier League, they have things in common.

1. Winning mentality 

This is similar to Thomas Tuchel’s, Luis just wants to win, he doesn’t settle for less. It was obvious at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Chelsea didn’t score more than 3 goals under Graham Potter. However, it’s not like that with Enrique, he resonates on the same level as Pep.

He always scores goals and wants to keep scoring. His winning spirit is on a different level, way different from Potter and Nagelsmann.

There’s nothing like defeat in Enrique’s book, regardless of the situation, he wants to win, scores goals, and claims the 3 points.

2. Experience

Of course, Luis Enrique is no stranger to Europe’s top-5 leagues, he’s a mastero as regards European competitions.

Unlike Julian, who hasn’t been outside the Bundesliga. The Spaniard has been coached in many leagues, including Serie A.

As a result, he has the experience to keep the ball rolling at Stamford Bridge. His experience will definitely boost the team’s performance.

He’s no stranger to the UEFA Champions League, Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup. That’s what the Blues need.


3. Consistency

Even though the Premier League is always toxic, Luis Enrique is very consistent, meaning he can have many winning streaks in the league.

The likes of Pep Guardiola, Mikel Arteta, Jurgen Klopp, and Erik ten Hag are consistent managers.

The Spanish gaffer is no exception, he loves to win and continue winning. Of course, he had a 100-game winning streak at Barcelona.

Julian Nagelsmann isn’t consistent, that’s another thing the West London club should consider before their verdict on Chelsea next manager.

4. Modern football

As evidenced by what Enrique did with the Spain national team, he plays modern football, allowing kids to show their talents.

Like I said earlier, Luis has many things in common with Pep Guardiola, they both play modern football.

Aside from that, he maps out vertical possession play with a high level of pressing, both defensively and offensively.

Another thing is flexibility. All these points are embedded in his modern style of football. His play is a joy to watch.

5. Offensiveness

Luis Enrique is attacking-minded, he always brings out the best in his attackers. The likes of Mudryk, Madueke, and others will enjoy him.

Of course, he used the combination of MSN (Messi, Suarez, Neymar) to win a treble in 2015 at Barcelona. He’s an offensive gaffer.

Only an attacking-minded coach can achieve many things in the Premier League, which is why Todd Boehly should sign Enrique.

Chelsea have many attackers in the squad. Luis will unleash the beast in Mykhailo Mudryk as a winger.

He always wants his winger to attack wide with pace, closing down the opponent’s defense.

Chelsea Next Manager: Is there any possible concern over signing Luis Enrique? 

The Spanish coach is very stubborn as a manager, he’s a man of his own, always wants to win and lift trophies.

Just like Thomas Tuchel, Enrique isn’t a project manager, which means he may have issues with the board.

Since Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali couldn’t cope with Tuchel, they may have a little concern over Luis.

If the West London club are still going stand on building project. Luis Enrique isn’t the right man, because he’s a project manager.

Nevertheless, there will always be a compromise, meaning they can iron things out with the Spaniard.

After what happened with Graham Potter, it seems signing a project coach doesn’t work for the Blues.

As a result, they are expected to go for a manager, who desires to win immediately after his appointment.

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