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Deschamps targets Blues job

27 May 2008 - 09:20:07

Former Chelsea captain Didier Deschamps claims that he is on a four-man shortlist to become the next manager of the Stamford Bridge club.

The Blues are on the lookout for a new boss following the sacking of Avram Grant, with a host of top names linked with the vacant post.

However, Deschamps believes that he is one of the leading contenders for the job, having been out of the game since leaving Juventus a year ago.

He told Monaco-based radio station RMC: "Three or four managers are on the list and I am one of them.

"It would be hard to refuse Chelsea and I want to return to coaching. I needed to rest, but I feel capable of achieving good things now.

"Breaking back into management is complicated because there are not always the opportunities, but the Chelsea position is now free.

"I am flattered to be considered a possible candidate for the role.

"They sacked their manager not because of the results they achieved, but because of their wish to play a more attacking, attractive style of football in the next few years.

"They are a very big club, that I know well. We will see over the next few days how it goes, but any big-name manager who is available would interest them."


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