Chelsea have supposedly made contact with intermediaries of former AC Milan and Juventus manager Max Allegri, according to Calciomercato.it. How seriously you should take the story remains to be scene.
The Italian website claims Chelsea’s indifferent start to the season, combined with the big outlay on new players, have led to the Blues looking at potential alternatives if the team’s form doesn’t pick up in the next few weeks.
According to the story, it is believed that talks with Allegri’s representatives have “intensified and deepened” recently with Chelsea not ruling out a change in manager if results against Sevilla and Manchester United don’t show a change in direction but such a short barometer of performance must surely be wide of the mark.
Other reports seem to suggest Allegri is also being courted by the Red Devils and Paris Saint-Germain, who are looking for a replacement for current head coach Thomas Tuchel whose contract expires at the end of the season.
However, Chelsea’s interest in the 53-year-old appears to be the strongest at the moment if you believe the reports, with Calciomercato.it suggesting that discussions have become “more and more concrete,” but much will depend on whether Lampard can turn things around. The all-time leading scorer for the club will surely be given more time than other Blues managers and his record last season with the young squad he had was clearly pretty impressive.
Chelsea just need time for the new players to bed in and given the extraordinary times we are living in Frank Lampard is the man the club have entrusted wit the role of manager and that decision still looks to be a wise one. Afterall Chelsea have scored a bunch of goals already and the signs for the defence and the goalkeeper in the 0-0 draw with Sevilla are very positive as the new squad members become accustomed with each other. Chelsea will be a handful for any team going forward and once consistency is achieved with the defence, the season still has a great deal of promise for club.