Chelsea are keen to ambush bitter rivals for the highly-rated Premier League manager to replace the axed Graham Potter
CHELSEA are reportedly keen to raid rivals Fulham for manager Marco Silva to replace Graham Potter.
The Blues sacked the 47-year-old and the team languished in eleventh place in the Premier League table.
Potter’s nightmare reign ended after just six months, having won just seven times in 22 games in charge.
Averaging 1.27 points per game, he is tied with Glenn Hoddle as the club’s worst boss of the Premier League era.
To replace him, Silva has emerged as a shock candidate to take over at Chelsea.
Todd Boehly, owner of the Mirror, has the Portuguese boss’s name in his list of potential targets.
Silva is enjoying a great time at Fulham, leading the club to promotion to the top flight, and Cottagers lie in tenth place in the hunt for a European spot.
He also offers Prem experience, having been in the dugout at Hull, Watford and Everton.
Reports also suggest that ex-Bayern Munich coach Julian Nageslmann and ex-coach Mauricio Pochettino are still fighting over the job.
Bruno Saltor is currently in charge and could reportedly remain in that position until the end of the season.
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Meanwhile, Potter could be set for a quick return to management as he is being watched by Leicester after they sacked Brendan Rodgers.
It is currently unclear whether he is open to a return to management in the near future.
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