Thomas Tuchel sacked three months after takeover by new owners.
The German coach was sacked in his 100th game against Dinamo Zagreb that resulted in a 1-0 defeat.
According to reports, Graham Potter, Mauricio Pochettino and Zinedine Zidane are shortlisted for the replacement role.
But in an interview in 2019, Pochettino revealed that would turn down a role at a rival club of a team he’d managed before like Barcelona and Arsenal.
The former PSG and Spurs manager didn’t mention Chelsea in that statement.
He said: “I am never going to be the manager of Barcelona or Arsenal because I am so identified with Tottenham and Espanyol. I grew up in Newell’s Old Boys and will never manage Rosario Central.”
“That is my decision because I prefer to work on my farm in Argentina than in some places. But my commitment is massive to this club. I am working like I am going to be here forever.
“But in the end, it is like the players. You never know what is going to happen in football. It is a lot of rumours about this, about that.”