If Chelsea need a stop-gap option, they could look to someone, who has done the job before. Hiddink's three-month spell in 2009, after the departure of Luiz Felipe Scolari, saw Chelsea win the FA Cup and finish third in the Premier League.
Jose Mourinho. Pic/AFP
Will Chelsea return to another man who enjoyed great success? The Italian, who won the 2010 Premier League and FA Cup double and finished second the following season before being sacked, is available after leaving Real Madrid. He was popular at Stamford Bridge and apparently wishes to return to England.
The former Barcelona boss was reportedly coveted by Roman Abramovich while on sabbatical before the Spaniard opted for Bayern. His contract with them ends this summer and speculation of a switch to Manchester City is growing in strength. But Chelsea may still try to tempt him.
The former Tottenham boss would be a left-field appointment but has been mentioned often over recent days. Has has a long and well-travelled career and most recently too charge of Dnipro. Would in no way be a long-term appointment.
The club captain, now 35, has been reading management books for the last few years and recently had Sir Alex Ferguson's 'Leading' for company on a flight. Some have argued Terry has been in charge of Chelsea for years, maybe he could get the opportunity to prove it.
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