Chelsea are reportedly ‘losing patience’ with managerial-target Luis Enrique and are set to look elsewhere in attempts to replace Antonio Conte.
Enrique, who has previously managed Roma, Celta Vigo and Barcelona, is a free agent since leaving the Camp Nou at the end of last season.
Reports in Spain and England suggested he was the favourite to replace Conte this summer, with the Italian likely to depart a year ahead of his contract expiring in June 2019.
However, Diario Sport now state Enrique’s ‘indecision’ and ‘lack of commitment’ has forced the London club to look elsewhere to find a replacement.
The report continues that Chelsea had agreed a deal for their former defender Juliano Belletti – their former defender who also played for Barca – to be instilled as Enrique’s sporting director.
The former Spain international was linked to the vacant Sevilla managerial job in January but he reportedly told the Andalucian club he did not wish to take any job in the middle of the season.
Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri is now reportedly the preferred choice for the English champions, although he is still under contract with Juventus.