Chelsea have spoken to 51-year-old former Premier League manager about succeeding Graham Potter

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Chelsea have spoken to Mauricio Pochettino about succeeding Graham Potter in the Stamford Bridge dugout, according to Simon Phillips.

However, Pochettino isn’t top of Chelsea’s managerial shortlist with Julian Nagelsmann and Luis Enrique currently leading the race.

As well as Chelsea, Tottenham also seem to be interested in Pochettino after their decision to part ways with Antonio Conte.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT about other managers the Blues are considering outside of Nagelsmann and Enrique, Phillips said: “I’ve only had info about Pochettino. Chelsea spoke to him last week as well, but that hasn’t gone any further. There’s not much more to it than that.

“There have been no official interviews or face-to-face chats with him yet. It’s sort of been initial talks for now. But in terms of Pochettino, I can’t see that moving very far at the moment. He’s certainly been one of the more back-up options that Chelsea are looking at and they’ll certainly speak to more candidates as well.”