Mauricio Pochettino one of five managers on Chelsea's radar

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Mauricio Pochettino is just one of five managers on Chelsea's radar as the club goes in search of replacing Guus Hiddink, according to the Independent. 

Hiddink replaced Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge earlier on this season, but it appears that the experienced Dutchman isn't being considered for the role on a permanent basis. 

Indeed, the Chelsea hierarchy, who have parted company with a whole host of top class managers over the past decade or so, appear to be looking into the possibility of bringing Pochettino to the club.


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After a fine stint at Southampton and steady success at Spurs, Pochettino's reputation in the game is growing with each passing day. Should Chelsea come calling, Daniel Levy and co. may well have something to say in what would make an engrossing saga.  

But Pochettino isn't the only high-profile manager on Chelsea's list. The Times claim that the quartet of Antonio Conte, Jorge Sampaoli, Didier Deschamps and Diego Simeone are also being monitored at this stage. 

Five options 

Conte, 46, is the current manager of the Italian national team and previously managed Serie A outfit Juventus between 2011 and 2014. Sampaoli, meanwhile, is currently available after stepping down as manager of the Chile national team while Deschamps is currently in charge of the France national side. 

Atletico Madrid manager Simeone has long been linked with top job at Stamford Bridge, but it's uncertain as to whether he'd be willing to take the gamble and move to English soil in the near future. 

Blues owner Roman Abramovich will be determined to get it right; this season has been a disaster for all involved and redemption is clearly required. 

Chelsea fans: who should replace Hiddink? Have your say below! 

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