Frank Lampard is under pressure at Chelsea following their recent dip in form with the Blues hierarchy assembling a five-man shortlist of men to replace him.
Premier League pair Ralph Hasenhuttl and Brendan Rodgers are both on a five-man shortlist if Chelsea opt for a change in the dugout.
Lampard’s side sit in ninth – ten points off the summit – and the Blues boss will be all too aware of Roman Abramovich’s lack of patience.
As such five men have been identified as potential replacements, reports Bild.
Leicester’s Rodgers has the Foxes sitting in third place this season having narrowly missed out on the top four last term.
His attractive style of football will no doubt be plus while Hasenhuttl continues to overachieve with Southampton.
Options are also being considered from abroad with the recently sacked PSG boss Thomas Tuchel heavily linked.
The German’s immediate availability will no doubt be a plus and that is also the case with Massimiliano Allegri.
Allegri though has a stellar CV with Serie A titles in Turin and Milan.
Julian Nagelsmann is another man who has performed wonders at RB Leipzig.
His stock, especially in Germany, is particularly high and the 33-year-old has been tipped for the top.
Lampard is Chelsea’s 10th permanent manager in Abramovich’s 18-year ownership of the club.