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Report: Luis Enrique closing in on Antonio Conte's job at Chelsea

Report: Enrique ready to replace Conte
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Former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique is reportedly edging closer to replacing Antonio Conte as Chelsea manager following Monday's defeat to Watford.

Former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique is reportedly edging closer to taking over from Antonio Conte at Chelsea.

The Italian coach has come under increasing pressure following back-to-back defeats in the Premier League.

A 3-0 loss to Bournemouth was followed up with a 4-1 defeat to Watford at Vicarage Road on Monday night.

Enrique emerged as a possible contender to replace Conte a few days ago, and after yesterday's result, the speculation has intensified.

According to Diario Sport, the former Juventus boss is expected to be sacked straight away and Enrique is first in line to become Chelsea's new manager.

The report adds that ex-Blues full-back Juliano Belletti, who also played for Barcelona in his career, could become the new sporting director at Stamford Bridge.

Enrique has been out of work since leaving the Catalan giants at the end of last season.


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Barcelona manager Luis Enrique speaks at a press conference ahead of his side's Champions League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 1, 2016
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