So last week was a week no Chelsea supporter in the Football Transfer Tavern will forget for some time after Monday night’s defeat to Leicester City proved the undoing of club legend Jose Mourinho who was sacked by Roman Abramovich on Thursday afternoon.
A hugely unpopular decision with the overwhelming majority of Chelsea supporters, these Blues fans are solely blaming the players for the club’s quite terrible Premier League campaign so far.
With former interim boss Guus Hiddink stepping in for a second spell in the same circumstances, at least Blues supporters have some affections for the Dutchman who of course led the West London club to an FA Cup triumph back in 2009.
But what happens after 2015/16?
Hiddink will undoubtedly steady the ship at Stamford Bridge with several of the Blues’ players seeming to exceed themselves against a poor Sunderland side in a 3-1 victory at the weekend but with many claiming the top four is out of reach, just who will take the job full-time?
With Hiddink himself having enjoyed a career whereby he hasn’t settled with one team for too long before moving on, somebody fresh will be coming in next summer you imagine and we all know that Pep Guardiola’s whereabouts are still unknown at present.
That said, another name talked about frequently by the bar of late has been Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone who seems perfectly suited for the Stamford Bridge hotseat given his tactical similarities to Jose Mourinho.
No matters what happens, we’ve tried to look ahead to the future while devising a five-man shortlist of current Blues stars who might not be around at Stamford Bridge next season.
Click on the image below to reveal the five Chelsea stars who might not be Blues players next season.