Merson names surprise candidate who could have been next Chelsea manager

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Paul Merson has revealed his surprise that Chelsea let their ex-youth coach Brendan Rodgers go to Leicester without offering any resistance.

Maurizio Sarri has had a dodgy first campaign at Chelsea and is not favoured by fans and critics alike to stay at the helm at the end of the season.

There have been chants of “F**K SarriBall” in both home and away games making it even clearer that the Italian has lost the fans.

Merson taking into account all the melodrama surrounding the Stamford Bridge is pretty sure that Sarri will not be at Chelsea next season which makes it even more surprising for him that the Blues Hierarchy let Rodgers go away so easily.

Speaking on the Sky Sports’ the Debate show, he said: “I don’t know how, when Leicester went for Brendan Rodgers, that someone at Chelsea didn’t ring him and say ‘just wait, just wait six months’ because I can’t see Sarri being there because the fan just aren’t having it.

Paul Merson claims Brendan Rodgers to be a good coach
Paul Merson claims Brendan Rodgers to be a good coach

“If they’re not allowed to buy anybody, Brendan Rodgers gives youngsters a chance, he gets people playing a certain way and you only have to look at what he’s done at Leicester in eight weeks – they’re passing Arsenal off the pitch.

“Last year and the year before they were having 30/40 per cent of the ball top whack, now they’re passing a team that can play football off the park and if they can’t but anybody he’d give the youngsters a chance.

“You know what he does? He makes players better. It’s what good coaches do and he does that.”

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