There are increasing rumours that Carlo Ancelotti will be relieved of his duties come the end of the season, even if Chelsea can perform a miracle and catch Manchester United in the league. Early exits from both cups, a poor showing in the league and only reaching the quarterfinal of the Champions League have not impressed the Russian owner, who is desperate to see his Chelsea side win the big one—the Champions League.
However, if Abramovich was to dispense with Ancelotti, who would be the names on the shortlist that the Russian might draw up?
Here are 10 men who could potentially replace the Italian at Stamford Bridge. With seven Champions League trophies, one World Cup and 24 league titles between them, they include many of the biggest names in world football.
And who knows, come August next season, one of them could be the seventh manager that attempts to win the Champions League for Roman Abramovich.