Luis Enrique was ready to fill Graham Potter's shoes at Chelsea

After Graham Potter was fired as manager of Chelsea, Luis Enrique was keen to take over

Todd Boehly’s decision to name Frank Lampard as interim manager disappointed Luis Enrique, who was prepared to take over as Chelsea manager. Despite the fact that Chelsea was unwilling to name a permanent manager and instead opted to wait until the summer, Enrique felt compelled to take over as manager of the Blues after Chelsea fired the former Swansea City manager.

Chelsea ultimately decided to terminate Graham Potter following the Blues’ 2-0 loss against Aston Villa. Enrique soon became the most likely choice as they started seeking for his replacement. However, believing they still hadn’t identified the ideal candidate to succeed Potter at Chelsea, Chelsea appointed Lampard as a caretaker manager until the end of the current season.

Luis Enrique, who left his position as manager of the Spanish national team after leading them to the Euro 2020 semifinal and UEFA Nations League final, was motivated to take over for Chelsea prior to their first-leg Champions League quarterfinal matchup against Real Madrid. Potter also spoke with Chelsea’s management through video chat two days after being let go, and he travelled to London to express his ideas. The 2014–15 UEFA Champions League champion with Barcelona had all the qualifications to be a high-profile hire for the west London powerhouse.

Lampard was named as the team’s interim manager until the end of the current season, despite the fact that it was known Chelsea wanted more time to find the ideal replacement. However, Lampard’s appointment as the Blues’ interim manager has been a complete failure, and he has dropped his first three games. Enrique appears to have been very eager to seize control of Chelsea given that he contributed his thoughts and even produced the film Chelsea’s Board. Enrique’s return to club management would have been greatly enhanced by the managerial position at Stamford Bridge.

Additionally, it’s usually advantageous for a new manager if he doesn’t have particularly high expectations to live up to. Because Thomas Tuchel performed rather well before him, Potter was under tremendous strain. Enrique wouldn’t have a lot on the line in this situation, but if he took over as our manager, he would still be expected to lead us to the top four. If he is still a possibility for the club in the summer, that remains to be seen. They most likely would have hired him when they had the chance if they had wanted to. But Lampard’s dismal run here might force the team to admit they made a mistake. Enrique need to be still be considered for the position here.

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