Former Hull City head coach Leonid Slutsky is set to be offered a ‘behind the scenes’ role with English Premier League champions Chelsea according to reports by The Telegraph.

The 46-year-old Russian coach was sacked by the Sky Bet Championship club earlier this week as a result of a poor run of form.

Slutsky is close friends with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and it has been reported that The Blues billionaire is ready to offer him a technical role at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea are looking for a new technical director after Michael Emenalo ended the best part of a decade working at Stamford Bridge by leaving the club last month. The 52-year-old played a huge part in the development of the Chelsea academy and the scouting network at the club and it is believed that Russian coach Slutsky will now be placed into that position.

Slutsky is said to have spent time around Chelsea prior to taking the Hull City job in the summer and he watched several matches at first team, under-23 and under-18 levels. At this stage, it is unknown whether the former Tigers boss is looking to continue working in the English game however Chelsea owner Abramovich is said to be ready to try to persuade his friend to join him in South West London.

During his time with Hull City, Slutsky won just four of his 21 matches in charge although he continued to by backed by the club’s supporters until his departure.


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