Newcastle and Chelsea fans in Twitter meltdown with Rafa Benitez appointment 'imminent'

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Chelsea have reportedly named up to six managers who could potentially replace Maurizio Sarri who is Juventus-bound.

Newcastle are in the middle of a takeover bid, with Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nehayan offering around $445 million to purchase the club from controversial current owner Mike Ashley.

Earlier, reported former Benfica and Sporting CP boss, Jorge Jesus, has reportedly rejected Chelsea managerial role ahead of Sarri's possible departure.

He's already agreed to take a behind-the-scenes role next season as Red Bull's head of worldwide relations and scouting, working closely with the brand's clubs in Brazil and the United States.

Rafa Benitez is pretty pragmatic manager who has proven his mettle everywhere he has managed.

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But, it was in a league one step below the Premier League and the Norwich star also had more appearances against his name. Wan-Bissaka has a contract until 2022 and has not indicated that he will force a move this year.

"He is the flawless choice", he told the Mirror .

"I think it's a long shot, I think for the reasons we explained when we talked about that bid that's been presented from a distant, relatively distant member of the Abu Dhabi royal family, that we had scepticism in the city of London as to whether a deal was actually in place". He trained the younger kids at the club.

"Frank knows the club and he knows the players and the players will respect him". However, there have been calls to bring Lampard back to the club where he excelled as a player, with many believing he could do the same being a manager.

The Daily Mail report goes on to add that ex-Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri and Ajax boss Erik ten Hag are also contenders to replace Sarri.

Chelsea have garnered the reputation of appointing top-notch managers and might continue that trend. In a season when Sarri was implementing new ideas, integrating new players and competing with two of the best teams of the Premier League era, Chelsea finished third, made the League Cup final and won a European trophy.