French newspaper, Le10Sport, have reported that Chelsea's owner, Roman Abramovich, could be about to fire Jose Mourinho and bring in Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone as his replacement.
Although Mourinho has claimed throughout the season that him and his boss are on the same wavelength, Abramovich is reportedly unhappy at the failure to win any silverware this season. It is also claimed that the Russian billionaire is beginning to doubt whether Mourinho is the man to take Chelsea to the top of the game.
While the claims made by Le10Sport may appear to be doubtful, Abramovich has proved himself as a ruthless and demanding owner over the past 10 years, disposing of 10 different managers; a list which includes Mourinho, which proves the owner would be far from reluctant to dispose of the manager for a second time, should he feel it necessary.
Simeone has been linked with the Manchester United post in recent weeks - which has since been filled by outbound Holland boss, Louis van Gaal – and is now being lined-up as the next Chelsea boss.
The Argentine manager supposedly has a release clause in his current contract, which Chelsea could look to take advantage of before it expires in order to replace Mourinho before the start of next season.
The Blues' boss still has three years remaining on his contract, and has insisted that this season was one of transition, and his squad will be ready to begin challenging for the Premier League next season. Will he be given the axe before he can make good on his promises?
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