Ray Wilkins believes the Blues would be wrong to sack Carlo Ancelotti at the end of the season.
The Italian is under increasing pressure after ending this season trophy-less but the former assistant manager believes wholesale changes is the wrong way to go.
He told BBC Radio 5 Live: “I don’t think it needs a radical change… but they certainly need new players to freshen the place up.” He said.
“Wholesale changes, starting from the coach, would be the wrong way to go.” Chelsea are poised to finish empty handed after the latest Old Trafford defeat.
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Zola set for return.
Gianfranco Zola is set to make an astonishing return to Stamford Bridge as Roman Abramovich attempts to shake up his flailing back room, according to the Mail Online.
Zola was at Old Trafford to watch the Blues’ title hopes peter out, and the Chelsea owner wants to build for the future by hiring a relatively young Zola, who is 44-years-old.
The former West Ham manager has received a host of job offers since Upton Park exit, but he may feel Stamford Bridge is the perfect place to resume his managerial career.
Going hand-in-hand with this potential appointment is an overhaul of an ageing squad; with Didier Drogba, Nicola Anelka, and Jose Boswingwa all having one year left on their current deals.
No City Drogba bid.
Didier Drogba’s agent has confirmed no contact has been made from Manchester City – or any other side – regarding the future of the Ivorian.
Along with a potential move to Manchester City, the striker has been linked with moves to Tottenham and Real Madrid, but his agent Seydhi, denies all links.
He said: “Didier Drogba has a contract until 2012 with Chelsea and he is settled in England and loves playing for Chelsea. We are waiting until the end of the season, when we will have a chat with the Chelsea officials and see.” He continued.
“We have not been contacted by City at the moment so we can’t say anything about it. But we all know they want to be a force in England and Europe.”