Chelsea reportedly hope to interview five candidates in total to replace Graham Potter with Mauricio Pochettino set for another crack at the Stamford Bridge job. Potter had come under intense scrutiny at Chelsea with the manager failing to turn things around.
Todd Boehly was said to be one of the few board members keen to give Potter more time, but the 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa was the final straw. He was sacked on Sunday with Chelsea dropping to 11th in the table - 12 points outside the top four.
Bruno Saltor has been appointed as Chelsea's interim manager until a permanent boss is found. When Thomas Tuchel was sacked by Chelsea back in September, the club wasted little time in bringing Potter in as the German's replacement.
But it appears as though Chelsea are willing to take their time on their next appointment. According to the Telegraph, both Boehly and Behdad Eghbali will take a step back from having a say in the next manager and handing over the decision-making power to sporting director duo Paul Winstanley and Laurence Stewart.
Chelsea are said to be hoping to go through an 'exhaustive process' with plans to interview at least five candidates. Boehly and Eghbali conducted the interviews for Tuchel's replacement last year, speaking with just Potter and Pochettino.
It's claimed the club will once again be hoping to interview Pochettino, as well as former Spain boss Luis Enrique. Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti is also reportedly a person of interest to the Chelsea board, along with Oliver Glasner and Ruben Amorim.