CSKA Moscow boss Leonid Slutsky has been linked with Chelsea Job as a potential replacement for Jose Mourinho.
Slutsky led CSKA Moscow against Champions league opponent Manchester United at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
Tass says he is among those being considered by Roman Abramovich for the Stamford Bridge Job should Roman Abramovich choose to part company with Jose Mourinho.
Slutsky is highly regarded by Roman Abramovich and the CSKA boss is well known to the Russian billionaire.
CSKA are currently top of the Russian league table after establishing a nine point lead ahead of second place Locomotiv Moscow. CSKA president Evgeny Giner commented on the rumours linking his club’s coach to Chelsea, he stated:
I’m sure that if Chelsea had thought about inviting
Slutsky, then Abramovich would have called me. And now it is ridiculous to discuss.
If Leonid come to me and say that he wants to coach Barcelona, Real Madrid or the Russian national team, then we will discuss.
CSKA have won 11 games and drawn 3 in 14 games this season. Slutsky recently took charge of the Russian national team on a short term deal after the departure of Fabio Capello.
Jose Mourinho is under immense pressure at Chelsea after his team lost their sixth game of the season against Liverpool. The blues are currently experiencing their worst start to a season.