Report: Chelsea interested in appointing Juande Ramos as Mourinho successor

Former Tottenham boss Juande Ramos is claimed to be on Chelsea's radar.

Chelsea are interested in appointing Juande Ramos to replace Jose Mourinho, according to The Times.

Ramos would be handed the dreaded title of 'interim' manager which doomed Rafa Benitez from the start when he replaced Roberto di Matteo.

The Blues currently sit in 16th position and manager Jose Mourinho is floundering, unable to get results on the pitch, and publicly criticising his players in interviews.

The players of course deserve criticism for failing to reproduce their title winning form from last season, but a change of manager is the quickest fix.

Juande Ramos managed Tottenham prior to Harry Redknapp, but was fired in 2008 months after helping Spurs beat Chelsea in the League Cup final.

He is out of work since leaving Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, and spent a short spell as manager of Real Madrid.

The Times report former short-term Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink is also a candidate to take over until the end of the season, but Roman Abramovich is at this stage reluctant to sack Mourinho.

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