Tony Cascarino has written in The Times that Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew or Stoke City boss Mark Hughes would be a good managerial candidate to replace Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.
Chelsea are on the lookout for a new manager following the dismissal of Mourinho on Thursday.
“There is one obvious candidate to be the new Chelsea manager and that is Alan Pardew,” former Chelsea striker Cascarino has written in The Times. “He is ready for the step up to join a team in the Champions League. He has the ability, the ego and the bravery.”
“If not Pardew, then Abramovich should consider Mark Hughes,” added the former Republic of Ireland international. “Right now Stoke City are playing the sort of football that would excite the Chelsea owner.”
Pardew and Hughes are two of the best managers in the Premier League at the moment, but are they good enough to manage Chelsea?
Chelsea are a much bigger club than Palace or Stoke, and the job is immensely tough, especially as the team have been in poor form all season.
Pardew is a good manager, but he is not a ‘big name’ and does not have the experience of winning major trophies in his managerial career. Similar questions will be asked of Hughes, who has done a remarkable job at Stoke.
Palace are sixth in the Premier League table at the moment, while Stoke are 11th and Chelsea way down in 16th.