Jose Mourinho’s assistant manager Rui Faria announced yesterday that he will be stepping down from his position at Manchester United at the end of the season in hopes of managing a club himself.

And now Spanish outlet Don Balon are claiming that Faria is in line to become the next Chelsea manager.

Faria released an official statement in which he said: “After a lot of consideration, and with a very heavy heart, I have decided the time is right for me to move on.

“I have had 17 years of incredible and unforgettable experiences. However, I have felt for some time that I would like to spend much more quality time with my family before pursuing any new challenge in my professional life.”

Jose Mourinho had also reacted to his fellow compatriot’s decision to take the next big step.

The United manager said: “17 years and the kid is now a man. The intelligent student is now a football expert, ready for a successful career as a manager.”

Current Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is sure to receive the sack as soon as the current season comes to a close and by the looks of it, Roman Abramovich is planning to make a move for Rui Faria at the end of the season.

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