The phone bill at Stamford Bridge could be a big one this month. Shortly after the sacking of Jose Mourinho on Thursday morning, we've already had reports of Chelsea being in contact with several different managers as potential long-term replacements for Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge. Following reports that Diego Simeone had already been contacted by the Blues' board, Neil Ashton is claiming that Chelsea have reached out to Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola, who isn't a big fan of the Blues' squad:
Pep Guardiola has been sounded out about becoming Chelsea’s permanent boss next summer, but is understood to have told the club they need 10 new players.
At this point, it's probably worth noting that Ashton has been lees reliable over the past few years, as apparently his mole inside Stamford Bridge was brutally squashed. It does make sense that Chelsea would reach out to the Spanish manager, as he's reportedly leaving Bayern Munich at the end of the season, and Roman Abromovich has shown interest in the past.
Whether or not there are any legs to this rumor, I'm not sure that Pep is the best fit with the current personnel the Blues have. That said, given the way that group has been playing this season, maybe we should be taking his advice and overhauling the squad this summer.