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Roman Abramovich’s Russian buddy set to join Chelsea

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Hull & Leonid Slutsky

After six months at Hull City, Russian manager Leonid Slutsky was fired last weekend.

Hull ended Slutsky’s tenure at the club after a run of seven games without a win.

The Tigers are 20th in the Championship, and they are starring two successive relegation seasons in the face.

Roman Abramovich & Chelsea

Slutsky has actually been in England for quite a long time already.

A well-known friend of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, Slutsky was based at Stamford Bridge before he took over the Hull job.

Indeed, it had previously been speculated that Slutsky could be appointed a Chelsea scout before he moved to the KC Stadium.

Now that Slutsky is back in the job market, the Telegraph are reporting that he may be headed back to the Blues. The broadsheet reveals the following:

Roman Abramovich is set to talk with Leonid Slutsky over his future and could offer the sacked Hull City manager a route straight back into football with Chelsea.

Michael Emenalo’s departure from his technical director role has freed up space behind the scenes at Chelsea, although the club are yet to make a firm decision over how he will be replaced.

It could be that Slutsky is considered for the technical director title or that he is offered a different job behind the scenes.

Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid

Chelsea host Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night for their final Group C clash.

The hosts have already qualified for the knockout stage, but they’ll want to ensure they finish top of the group.

A win for the Blues would confirm top spot, but if Roma fail to beat Qarabag in the group’s other game, Chelsea can lose and still come first.

As for the La Liga side, Tuesday’s match is a must-win fixture for Atletico Madrid, who are yet to score away from home in the competition.

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