Chelsea’s title defense went from bad to worse at the Boleyn Ground against West Ham on Saturday as the blues suffered their seventh premier league defeat of the season.
Earlier in the season, the club released a public vote of confidence on their Portuguese manager, but how long will it take before Roman Abramovich finally loses his patience.
We take a look at three managers that can replace Mourinho at Stamford Bridge.
The Atletico Madrid boss has done well with the La liga side and has seen his reputation grow in recent years. The Argentine will be unlikely to leave his job in Spain mid-season but if he chooses to seek new adventure after four and half years in the Spanish capital, he wouldn’t be short of suitors.
Simeone won the La liga in 2014 and his side also knocked out Chelsea in Europe’s elite football competition as they reached the champions league final in 2014 with only a Sergio Ramos stoppage time header denying him victory. The Argentine has proven that he has the credentials to manage a club at the top level.
The Italian is currently out of work but has stated he will be willing to return to the Premier league in January or next summer.
Ancelotti is one of the most experience managers without a job after being sacked by Real Madrid last summer. He won the Premier League and FA cup double for Chelsea in the 2009/2010 season before leaving London to win the Ligue 1 title with Paris Saint Germain and the Champions league trophy with Real Madrid.
Ancelotti who was recently linked with the Liverpool job might be unwilling to return to Stamford Bridge after he was let go by Roman Abramovich.
The Spaniard is the bookies Favourite to replace Jose Mourinho, although he won’t be available until next summer. There are reports that the former Barcelona boss is looking to leave the Alianz Arena for new pastures and Manchester City has been touted as a possible destination. Should Roman Abramovich axe Mourinho, he will be Monitoring Guardiola’s situation and will be ready to lure the Spaniard to Stamford Bridge.