Chelsea are reportedly eyeing Watford manager Javi Gracia – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter don’t believe he would be a good fit at Stamford Bridge.
According to ESPN, the Blues are considering the Watford boss as a possible target if Maurizio Sarri exits Stamford Bridge this summer.
It is understood that Chelsea will let Sarri depart for Juventus this summer and potential successors are already being considered.
The report details that there may a reluctance though to appoint a third Italian in a row following on from Antonio Conte and Sarri.
Spaniard Gracia is believed to have impressed Chelsea officials in the second half of the season, where he guided Watford to 11th in the Premier League and runners-up in the FA Cup.
The 49-year-old has shown at Watford he can cope with the Premier League, while he’s previously managed at the likes of Rubin Kazan, Malaga and Osasuna.
A selection of Chelsea fans on social media are adamant that the Watford boss would be a bad appointment next year, with some hoping that Sarri retains his spot after winning the Europa League.
Gracia was on the verge of winning silverware with his Watford side, before they ran into a rampant Manchester City final.
Here are some Blues fans on Gracia:
Gracia 🤣🤣🤣🤣 no thanks
— AussieBlue CFC (@ChelsForLife31) June 4, 2019
Just keep Sarri seriously @ChelseaFC what do you expect? Every 2 years like clockwork you manage to unmanaged this club. Give Sarri time to create a team and style, then if not working. Remove him. FFS
— Dom (@domjet) June 3, 2019
— CAROL (@BuddiCarol) June 4, 2019
— Shigosky (@shigoomoJehovah) June 3, 2019
This is not happening. NEVER!!!!!!
— ragnar (@ProsperDuut) June 3, 2019
— James A. Young (@jamesallanyoung) June 3, 2019
Be careful what you wish for
— The Opportunist (@BlueChairman) June 4, 2019
Hope you’re all happy now.
— #SarriDaily – 🚬🏆 (@EmenaIo) June 3, 2019
— Baasto🇸🇴🇺🇬 (@_ab0909) June 3, 2019