Avram Grant on Chelsea radar

The Black Stars coach is one of the names reportedly under serious consideration by the Chelsea board.

Chelsea are drawing up a shortlist of managers to replace Jose Mourinho as his deteriorating relationship with the squad takes him closer to the sack.

Avram Grant, who in 2007 was parachuted into the job to replace Jose Mourinho, is one of the names reportedly under serious consideration by the Chelsea board.

Despite steering the team into the Champions League final, the League Cup final and contesting the Premier League title to the last day, his contract was terminated at the end of the season.

Guus Hiddink, Fabio Capello and former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers are among other names in circulation at Stamford Bridge.

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola and Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone are the long-term targets so interim replacements until the end of the season are allegedly being considered with four in the running.

Roman Abramovich has met with the club's directors to discuss Mourinho's future in the wake of the Foxes defeat.

Talks over his position will reportedly continue for the rest of the week but the Portuguese is expected to be in charge for Saturday's clash against fellow relegation strugglers Sunderland.

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