#2 Javi Gracia
Gracia may not seem like the obvious choice, given that he isn’t the biggest name, and he hasn’t got the experience of managing at big clubs, but he has done an excellent job managing Watford this season. He helped the Hornets, who were tipped by many to struggle at the bottom of the league, to 11th, as well as reaching the FA Cup Final, where they were beaten by Manchester City.
He has been a little bit of a journeyman in his time in management, taking charge of sides in Greece, Spain, Russia and now England. Last season, he got the best out of a Watford side that had struggled in previous seasons, especially in the second half of the campaign. He does play a more attacking brand of football than Sarri, something that will certainly appeal to the Chelsea fans.Published 12 Jun 2019, 07:18 IST