It was belatedly known that former Spain national team manager Luis Enrique was fired from Chelsea.
In early April, Chelsea sacked manager Graham Porter for poor performance. Then, numerous director candidates were nominated. Former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane, and Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti were mentioned. Coach Enrique was also one of the leading runners.
However, only director Enrique showed a different will and a different move from other directors. Chelsea were originally scheduled to appoint a full-time manager after this season. So they brought in interim coach Frank Lampard.
However, coach Enrique showed disregard for this process, and it was revealed that he demanded that he be appointed immediately. In particular, coach Enrique expressed his desire to direct the first leg of the quarterfinals between Real Madrid and the UEFA Champions League (UCL) held on the 13th. In the end, Chelsea refused and even abandoned their interest in manager Enrique.
Spain’s ‘As’ said: “Enrique made a video call with the Chelsea board two days after Chelsea were sacked. However, Enrique was disappointed when Chelsea asked to wait until the season was over. He had a strong intention to take over immediately. In particular, coach Enrique emphasized that he wants to lead Real Madrid and UCL quarterfinals.” 스포츠토토
Subsequently, the media reported, “Coach Enrique met and talked with owner Todd Boelly in England. Even after that, Chelsea put Enrique on hold and appointed Lampard temporarily. Coach Enrique was frustrated.”