Former Real Madrid and Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti has emerged as a shock favourite to replace Antonio Conte.
Less than a month after being sacked by Bavarian Italian manager has been strongly linked with a return to the managerial job.
Bookmakers William Hill have named Carlo Ancelotti as a 15/8 favourite to replace Antonio Conte after the Blues nerve 4-2 win over Watford last night.
And this news will come as a huge blow for West Ham Leicester City and Everton which are also all believed to be keen on to lure Italian manager back to the Premier League.
Ancelotti, sacked by Roman Abramovich after te season when the Blues claimed the Premier League title back in 2010, appears to be the manager is once again linked with a reunion to Russian Billionaire.
Ancelotti has won three Champions League titles and the FIFA Club World Cup twice with AC Milan and Real Madrid.
Now Chelsea appears to be leading the race for an Italian manager to replace his compatriot Antonio Conte.
According to Hill’s Ancelotti is also an 8/1 bet to take over from Ronald Koeman at Everton, 9/1 to succeed Slaven Bilic at West Ham, and 20/1 to move in at managerless Leicester City.
If the Blues don’t get him former Borussia Dortmund’s head-coach Thomas Tuchel is Roman Abramovich’s next bet at 7/2.