Chelsea Considering Portuguese Boss

Chelsea Considering Portuguese Boss

Shanghai SIPG manager Vitor Pereira is reportedly being considered by Chelsea for the managerial vacancy. The 50-year-old moved to China in December 2017 to replace former Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas in the dugout.

Reports suggest he is one of the leading candidates to succeed Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge this summer. Frank Lampard is understood to be the top target for Chelsea, having been granted permission to talk to the Blues, however, Derby owner Mel Morris insists it is “not a done deal”.

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Pereira has never managed in England but was interviewed by Everton in May 2013 before eventually signing a two-year deal with Al-Ahli. The Portuguese has also spent time with the likes of Porto, Fenerbahce and Olympiacos, winning league titles in Greece and Portugal.

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