Chelsea take Vincent Kompany to next boss shortlist with owner Todd Boehly impressed with work in Championship
CHELSEA have reportedly shortlisted Vincent Kompany as a potential new manager.
Blues boss Todd Boehly and his board, including co-owner Behdad Eghbali, fired Graham Potter in early April.
Chelsea legend and former boss Frank Lampard was then installed as caretaker until the end of the season.
But even the icon’s return to the bench has not given him a boost as he has suffered three straight defeats since taking charge, most recently a 2-1 home defeat by Brighton on Saturday.
Boehly has already had a number of talks with potential Potter successors and former Barcelona and Spain manager Luis Enrique has emerged as an early frontrunner to take charge.
He made a video call to Chelsea bosses just days after Potter’s sacking and then flew to London for face-to-face meetings.
German Julian Nagelsmann is also included alongside ex-Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino.
Napoli’s Luciano Spalletti and Sporting Lisbon’s Ruben Amorim are others believed to have been approached by Chelsea bosses.
But now a surprising new name has been linked to the vacancy of The Times in the City legend.
They claim that the blues company “also admire” his work at Burnley.
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The 37-year-old Belgian took charge of the Clarets following their relegation from the Premier League last summer and has guided Burnley straight back to the top flight in his first season at the helm.
SunSport told you last month the former defender was a surprising name on Daniel Levy’s shortlist for the Tottenham job.
And he has also been touted to replace Pep Guardiola at Man City, where he captained under the Spaniard before becoming Anderlecht manager in 2019.
He won two of his four Premier League titles with Guardiola.
But Boehly has been impressed by Kompany’s work at Turf Moor and by who he has transformed the club in such a short space of time.
Now it seems he would like the chance to speak to him about trying a similar job in west London.