Chelsea are on the lookout for a new manager this summer and the likes of Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola, Laurent Blanc and Rafael Benitez have all been linked with the Stamford Bridge hotseat.
Here is Crunchsports.com's look at the top five on the Chelsea shortlist, according to the bookmakers:
1. Jose Mourinho (9/4 favourite)
The Real Madrid coach has made no secret that he will return to the Premier League if and when he leaves Real Madrid and was recently seen house hunting in London, fuelling speculation of a summer return to England.
The Sun on Sunday reported last weekend that Roman Abramovich had ruled out bringing Mourinho back to the club as manager for a second time, but in contrast, according to The People, the Blues' Russian owner is planning a face-to-face meeting with the Special One in the near future.
And according to their report, Mourinho is prepared to talk about a return to west London, four-and-a-half years after he was sacked.
Chelsea players such as Didier Drogba and captain John Terry have already hinted that they would like to see the Special One return to west London, although recent reports in Spain have claimed that the former Inter Milan coach could be prepared to stay in the Spanish capital next year.
Chances of Chelsea appointing Mourinho? 3/5 (rising to 4/5 if he does leave Los Blancos at the end of the season).
2. Roberto Di Matteo (9/2)
Familiar with the players, the club, and the Premier League, interim manager Di Matteo has seen his odds slashed by bookmakers in recent weeks as a result of some vast improvements on the pitch following the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas as Blues boss at the start of March.
Chelsea's win over Napoli in the Champions League will have done Di Matteo's chances of getting the job on a permanent basis no harm at all, but will Abramovich be prepared to hand him the job full-time rather than somebody more high profile? We don't think so.
Chances of Chelsea appointing Di Matteo? 2/5.
3. Pep Guardiola (13/2)
Widely believed to be Abramovich's top target, Barcelona coach Guardiola is yet to pledge his future to the Catalans.
The 41-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and reports in Spain have suggested that he is considering leaving Camp Nou at the end of next season, if not before.
Many expect the Spaniard to eventually succeed Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager, but the prospect of being given a large transfer budget and the task of finally leading to Chelsea to the Champions League may also be tempting.
Chances of Chelsea appointing Guardiola? 3/5 (rising to 4/5 should he decide to leave Barca this summer).
4. Rafael Benitez (8/1)
Former Liverpool manager Benitez has been linked with the Chelsea hotseat ever since Villas-Boas was sacked.
The former Inter Milan coach, who has been out of work since leaving the San Siro in December 2010 after a dismal spell with the Serie A side, believes his Champions League success with Liverpool in 2005 is the reason why he is being tipped for the job as Abramovich looks to finally win Europe's elite club competition.
It is also thought that Benitez is of interest to Chelsea at least partly because of his successful relationship with Fernando Torres while in charge at Anfield.
His appointment would not be a popular one with fans, but depending on how much success Abramovich has with other names on his shortlist, he should probably not be ruled out.
Chances of Chelsea appointing Benitez? 2/5.
5. Laurent Blanc (9/1)
Weekend reports had suggested that Abramovich has already met Blanc to sound him out about the vacancy at Stamford Bridge.
The 46-year-old, who is also believed to be on Tottenham's radar should Harry Redknapp quit White Hart Lane to take the England job at the end of the season, is likely to step down as France coach after Euro 2012.
And on Tuesday, The Times reported that Chelsea are ready to offer Blanc a staggering £8million per season - a package that would see him become the highest-paid manager in the Premier League.
Mourinho and Guardiola would likely be offered similar sums, but the Frenchman is arguably the more likely of the three to be in charge of Chelsea for the start of next season given that he is expected to be available following the European Championships.
Chances of Chelsea appointing Blanc? 3/5 (rising to 4/5 should Mourinho and or Guardiola confirm they are staying in Spain next season).
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