Chelsea management are weighing up whether to replace Ray Wilkins after his sudden departure yesterday.

The Daily Mail says the club have yet to decide whether to replace him from outside - the names of ex-Chelsea players Gianfranco Zola, Gus Poyet and Steve Clarke, the man Wilkins replaced, are being circulated - or promote from within, with Paul Clement a potential candidate.

Wilkins was informed yesterday by Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay that his contract would not be renewed.

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