The Blues have all but installed 'The Goose', Guus Hiddink, as their new boss, and now they may be in the hunt for a new CEO.
It is understood that the Blues last night agreed a deal that will see the 62-year-old succeed the sacked Luiz Felipe Scolari while remaining coach of the Russian national team.
The Premier League heavyweights' owner, Roman Abramovich, personally oversaw negotiations, and soon he may have to find a new chief executive as Peter Kenyon's position becomes ever more unstable.
Kenyon, the best-paid director in English football, was still on holiday in the Caribbean when Abramovich axed Scolari, and the tycoon's increased involvement at Stamford Bridge of late has sent alarm bells ringing.
Normally, it is the chief executive's duty to discharge employees, and Kenyon was responsible for firing (or reaching a 'mutual agreement' with) Avram Grant, Jose Mourinho and Claudio Ranieri.
But Abramovich's decision to conduct this latest managerial shuffle on his own has raised questions about the former Manchester United chief's role in west London.
Mike Maguire, Goal.com