Zinedine Zidane could replace current Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri following a string of bad results under the Italian manager.
The three-time Champions League-winning coach could take the hotseat at Stamford Bridge with Sarri’s job in an extremely precarious position following the 6-0 loss to Manchester City, according to a report in The Sun.
It was recently reported that the former Napoli boss had two weeks to save his position as Chelsea manager with a string of cup fixtures on the horizon.
However, the South West London side currently sit sixth in the Premier League table, meaning Champions League qualification is now a major doubt.
It is believed that ex-Real Madrid player and manager Zidane is the preferred option to help save Chelsea from the ignominy of failing to finish in the Top Four this season.
Sarri has come under pressure in recent weeks after losing three consecutive away games in the league to Arsenal, Bournemouth and Manchester City, conceding 12 unanswered goals in the process.
The Italian criticised his players for lacking “motivation” after the defeats to the Gunners and Cherries, but his words have not had the desired effect and it has been openly debated whether he is the man to bring this side forward.