Didier Deschamps sounded out for Chelsea manager’s job by Roman Abramovich
Roman Abramovich has continued his moves to appoint a new Chelsea manager by sounding out Marseille coach Didier Deschamps.
It is understood that talks between Abramovich and Deschamps may have taken place in Paris in the last fortnight with the Russian billionaire again considering the former Chelsea midfielder.
Abramovich’s first choice to succeed Andre Villas-Boas firmly remains the Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola, and lines of communication have been opened, but the chances of securing the Spaniard are still considered slim.
It is also understood that Abramovich has decided to discount making a move for Real Madrid’s Jose Mourinho, having accepted that it may not make sense to try to bring him back to Stamford Bridge given his acrimonious departure in 2007, although relations have improved since then.