All the managers who have been linked to the Chelsea job since Mauricio Pochettino was sacked

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Chelsea are looking for their third permanent manager in two years since they bought the club.

Not even winning five games to end the season on a high and qualifying for Europe was enough to keep Mauricio Pochettino in the job. The Argentinian’s departure wasn't entirely a shock, but it still caught many people at the club off guard.

Pochettino's departure has now added to the suspense and uncertainty around the club which is now looking for its last sixth manager under the American ownership.

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A lot of names have been thrown in to try and find the right man for the job and some have been contacted already. So to update readers, below is the list of all managers who have been linked to the vacant role since Pochettino left his role.

The list of the Chelsea managers who have been linked with the job.

Kieran McKenna

The former Manchester United assistant has led Ipswich to back-to-back promotions from League One to the Premier League. That has seen his stock shoot through the roof and he may be tempted to jump ship for a big job.

Enzo Maresca

Maresca was Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City and has worked wonders at Leicester, settling the ship to send the Foxes back to the Premier League at the first attempt. Appointing a Pep disciple has turned Arsenal into a title contender, so it could work for Chelsea too.

Sebastian Hoeness

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Chelsea fans may not have heard of him, but Hoeness is Germany’s next big thing. Hoeness has transformed Stuttgart from relegation candidates to the second-best team in the Bundesliga, finishing above Bayern Munich. Only invincible Bayer Leverkusen got in the way of a miracle.

The Italian left Brighton at the end of the season after a year and a half in charge. He was linked with a host of top jobs earlier in the campaign but a difficult run of results saw him fall out of contention for the likes of Liverpool. De Zerbi’s attacking, front-foot style would be popular at Stamford Bridge.

Hansi Flick

Flick was one of football’s most in-demand managers after winning the Champions League 

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