Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is taking complete control of their next managerial appointment.
The Daily Star says Abramovich will take complete control of picking Chelseaâ€™s next boss after being swayed into hiring Rafa Benitez.
The Blues owner regrets employing the ex-Liverpool boss as interim manager after being advised by technical director Michael Emenalo, who pushed hard for the Spaniard to be appointed.
A return for Jose Mourinho to Stamford Bridge is now looking more and more likely this summer, with Borussia Dortmundâ€™s highly-rated boss Jurgen Klopp seemingly his closest rival.
Swanseaâ€™s Michael Laudrup and Argentine Diego Simeone have also been touted as possible new managers, but they are not believed to be serious contenders.