Chelsea are apparently also looking at Marcelo Gallardo in search of a long-term new solution for the coaching bench. That reports UOL Esports.
For Graham Potter, who was sacked in early April, the Blues had installed club legend Frank Lampard as interim coach until the end of the season. Previously, Luis Enrique and Julian Nagelsmann had been traded as new coaches at Stamford Bridge.
While Enrique and Nagelsmann are likely to be topics at Chelsea again in the summer, Gallardo is now also being discussed.
The 47-year-old Argentinian is currently without a club, had coached River Plate from 2014 to the end of December 2022 and celebrated great success with the top club from his home country. Among other things, Gallardo won the Copa Libertadores twice with River (2015 and 2018).
An engagement at Chelsea would now be his first coaching position in Europe. Gallardo was already linked with Paris Saint-Germain last summer, where Christophe Galtier ultimately took over.
As a player, Gallardo was active at PSG from January 2007 to January 2008. In Europe, the 44-time Argentina international also played for AS Monaco (2000 to 2003), spending most of his career at River Plate.