Glenn Hoddle says he would like to see the club appoint Ronald Koeman at the end of the season.
Speaking live on BT Sport, following the 0-0 draw last night against Watford, attention turned to Chelsea’s next manager. Hoddle believes Koeman has all the credentials to make Chelsea contenders again.
The former England manager said:
For me looking forward I would definitely look at Koeman. I think Ronald Koeman has done a fabulous job. I think he would get them playing in the right manner, organised, they play with a bit of freedom but within a style and they know what they’re doing.
Koeman has previously been linked with the Chelsea job, following his impressive stint as Southampton manager.
Hoddle went on to add:
They’re very organised, Southampton. What he’s done with those players is absolutely fantastic, particularly last year, but with better players and backing, I think he could take Chelsea on. I wouldn’t say it’s an impossible job, with the owner and the size of the club and the new stadium coming. No, it’s an exciting time.
The Blues currently have Guus Hiddink in charge until the end of the season but is set to leave the club at the end of May.
Several names are being linked with the Chelsea job, including Manchester City’s Manuel Pellegrini, Antonio Conte and the former Chile manager, Jorge Sampaoli.
Whilst the Blues are unbeaten under Hiddink, they have failed to drastically improve under the Dutchman, making Roman Abramovich’s decision on the next manager, even more crucial.