Chelsea may be forced to take unexpected manager gamble as options fly off the shelves

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Thomas Tuchel has been officially announced as PSG’s new manager.

It’s an announcement that everyone has knows is in the works for some time, at the very least since Unai Emery said he would be leaving at the end of the season.

So at least in that regard it shouldn’t surprise the decision makers at Chelsea. But it does represent another door being closed.

With Max Allegri this week saying he would be staying at Juventus unless he was fired, Roberto Mancini on the verge of being made Italy bossLuis Enrique’s star seemingly fading and not many other options on the market, could it be Maurizio Sarri’s time to shine?

He would be a risky appointment, and one that you wouldn’t normally expect the conservative board at Chelsea to make – but with so few options left, and Arsenal ready to pounce on any hesitation, could this be a gamble they’re forced to take?