Chelsea are reportedly looking towards hiring two club legends as replacement for Maurizio Sarri who was confirmed as the new Juventus manager.
Sarri, 60, was confirmed as the new head coach of Juve on Sunday after just one season at Stamford Bridge.
The Italian, who developed a reputation as one of Europe's finest tactician's during his time at Napoli won the UEFA Europa League with the Blues but his desire to return home was the contributing factor to his swift departure.
"In talks we had following the Europa League final, Maurizio made it clear how strongly he desired to return to his native country, explaining that his reasons for wanting to return to work in Italy were significant," Director Marina Granovskaia told the club's official website.
"He also believed it important to be nearer his family, and for the well-being of his elderly parents he felt he needed to live closer to them at this point."
With Derby County boss and club-record goalscorer Frank Lampard emerging as the front-runner to replace the Italian, another legend of the London giants is said to be lined up for a return.
Scroll through the gallery above to see the different managers that have worked under the Abramovich reign over the past 16 years
According to English publication The Sun, owner Roman Abramovich wants former Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba as part of the management team.
While Drogba holds know experience in senior management, the two key figures of the clubs Premier League history is said to be the ideal candidates to lead the club within a tumultuous period - with the current transfer ban over their heads.
If Lampard is hired, it will be the club's 11th different permanent manager since his takeover in June 2003.