Four managers Chelsea have shortlisted to replace Antonio Conte next summer

Antonio Conte makes his way through the bubbles against West Ham.

Chelsea have been on the search for a new manager to replace Antonio Conte if he leaves the club next summer and the candidates will keep Chelsea fans drooling till an official announcement is made.

The Italian manager is under increased pressure this season despite winning the Premier League title last season following Chelsea’s poor showing this term. Four defeats in the Premier League, coupled with a further four draws in the England top flight put Chelsea way below leaders Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola’s side have been on a stroll in the Premier League this season, having won all their games but two against Everton and Crystal Palace and have stretched the lead at the top of the table to 15 points, 16 above the Blues.

Conte may leave at the end of the season if reports in the media are anything to go by, and Chelsea’s top brass are preparign to approach four top managers with the view of luring one to the Bridge.

Former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique is tipped to be a favorite to takeover the reins at Chelsea, Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri is also on the list, Atletcio Madrid manager Diego Simeone and Napoli tactician Mauricio Sarri make the four men the Blues are chasing to replace Conte according to Daily Mail.