Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has been linked with the manager’s job at Chelsea FC following the departure of Jos Mourinho, with the club’s technical director Michael Emenalo reportedly keen to bring in the Chilean after Guus Hiddink sees out the rest of the season


With Carlo Ancelotti committing his future to Bayern Munich, Diego Simeone distancing himself from a move away from the Spanish capital, and Pep Guardiola reportedly all but agreeing to become the next Manchester City manager, the Blues have set themselves a difficult task to find a permanent replacement for Mourinho.


A story on Fox Sports by Duncan Castles — a journalist known to have very good sources at Stamford Bridge — suggested Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is being considered by the club as the next manager, with technical director Michael Emenalo particularly keen on the Chilean.

Chelsea FC fans not happy to hear Pellegrini rumours

Although a few supporters said they would support the appointment, most reacted negatively to the news. Pellegrini has had some digs at the Blues’ and their beloved manager Jos Mourinho in the recent past, and the 62-year-old would certainly not be the most popular choice to take over at Stamford Bridge.

His record also does not quite match that of Pep Guardiola’s or Diego Simeone’s, with the two being the most popular choices among Chelsea supporters as replacements for the Portuguese.

Here are some of the reactions from the Blues’ faithful to the Pellegrini rumours: