Date: 23rd May 2018 at 5:01am
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Changes are afoot at Chelsea, with it widely reported that Antonio Conte will leave Stamford Bridge despite guiding the Blues to FA Cup glory.

The Italian boss is expected to be axed from the Premier League side this summer and a surprise candidate has emerged to potentially take charge of the club – and it would only be a short jump for the current Championship boss.

The Daily Express claim that Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic, set to take charge of the Cottagers in the Championship play-off against Aston Villa at Wembley on Saturday, is remarkably being considered as a successor to Conte.

49-year-old Jokanovic is said to have impressed the Chelsea hierarchy with his free-flowing attacking side this season and has just one-year remaining on his contract at Craven Cottage, although the club are desperate to retain the services of the Serbian boss.

Should Fulham win this weekend, Jokanovic could stay with the club but may seek an exit if they fail in their objective to return to the Premier League.