The arrival of Falcao at Chelsea could depend entirely on who the club appoints as manager for next season.
Falcao is a name that has been linked with Chelsea and will continue to be linked with Chelsea, until he’s left Atletico Madrid and made his next career move.
Chelsea stand a great chance of getting him because they have the resources to pull it off and a clear need for him in their squad.
However, the Columbian superstar could be put off from signing for Chelsea until he at least knows who the boss is going to be next season and at the moment, there are three main candidates for the role.
As things stand, the most likely boss to be linked with Chelsea who could definitely attract Falcao is Jose Mourinho.
Not only does he have a successful career in Spain, where Falcao has been playing, he has the ability to get the biggest stars to warm to him and talking the striker into the move wouldn’t be a problem for Mourinho.
Manuel Pellegrini would have a similar chance of signing Falcao for the same reason; he’s got a decent career in terms of management in Spain.
He’s also Chilean which means he has South America in common with the forward, which could eradicate any immediate language barrier if Falcao comes to England.
However, the communication angle as a reason not to join a huge club like Chelsea seems like a pretty poor excuse.
The other serious candidate is Carlo Ancelotti, currently the boss at Paris Saint-Germain who would be welcomed back at Chelsea because he didn’t really do anything wrong during his time there.
Far from it, Chelsea is probably the only club where you can be sacked just after winning the double. Ancelotti has brilliant control and subtle man management skills which would make him approachable to the Colombian.
However, the Italian boss has the least likely chance of convincing Falcao to join Chelsea because he has nothing in common with the striker, no obvious link which would make a deal easier.
Other bosses have been linked with Chelsea, David Moyes and Michael Laudrup among others, but these three are the best three candidates right now, with a realistic chance of getting Falcao to sign on the dotted line.
Perhaps there is one man who really does have a better chance than all the others; Atletico Madrid's highly rated young boss Diego Simeone, who is presently managing the Colombian.
Who do you think would have the best chance of signing Falcao?
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