Former Chelsea plays like Ruud Gullit, Gianluca Vialli, Roberto Di Matteo and Frank Lampard later became managers at the club. Another ex-player could make the list someday- and it might just be Juliano Belletti. Belletti played as a right back at Chelsea for three seasons. He made 94 appearances for the club and scored five goals, winning the Premier League, FA Cup and FA Community Shield.
Juliano Belletti Hopeful of Future Coaching Job at His Former Club Chelsea
Belletti Reveals Interest in Coaching Chelsea Someday
Belletti knows a thing or two about coaching, as he is currently the assistant manager of Brazilian club Cruzeiro. The world cup winner hopes to return to Chelsea as a manager in the future. In an interview with GOAL, here is what he said about his former club Chelsea;
“My relationship with the club is fantastic. Since I went back to Brazil in 2010, my friendship and respect continued. I used to come back here a lot so a lot of people used to think this (returning as sporting director) could happen. They may still think that but it is more about having a good relationship with the club.
“I have a new objective now to be a coach. People keep seeing that I am travelling a lot but it is to maintain the relationships and carry them forward to be even stronger.
“I have Brazilian DNA but I understand the English game after playing it. So, if Chelsea need me, then I am ready. I love the country and city.”
Thomas Tuchel has not done badly at all since he took over from Frank Lampard at Chelsea. He reached the FA Cup final that season, finished in the Premier League top four and won the UEFA Champions League. He also won the UEFA Super Cup after beating Villarreal on penalties. In the 2021/22 season, he has reached the final of the FIFA Club World Cup and the League Cup. Also, his team is still in the UEFA Champions League, FA Cup and sit third on the Premier League table. So he may not leave the club anytime soon. However, when he finally leaves the club, Juliano Belletti might just be the perfect successor.
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