LONDON, England (CNN) -- The sudden exit of Luiz Felipe Scolari at Chelsea has left Ray Wilkins temporarily in charge, and the door is wide open for a new manager at the London club.
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But who should take Scolari's place?
Early media reports have suggested former Chelsea manager Avram Grant is the subject of interest from the Blues, in a possible combination with current Russia manager Guus Hiddink.
However, Hiddink has also been independently approached on Tuesday, the club has confirmed.
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West Ham manager and former Chelsea player Gianfranco Zola is another potential candidate. After an increasingly good start to his time at Upton Park, Zola could offer a different direction at Chelsea, and would suit with his strong connections to the club.
What about Jose Mourinho? Mourinho was controversially sacked last season and is now managing Inter Milan in Italy. However, it's well known that Mourinho is well-liked among players and fans at Stamford Bridge. Last month, in an interview with The Guardian newspaper, John Terry said Mourinho was the best manager he'd worked with.
Another former Chelsea player, Roberto Di Matteo could also be a possibility for the job. Di Matteo is a relative newcomer to managing, but has been in charge of League One side Milton Keynes Dons since last year.
Sam Allardyce and Sven-Goran Eriksson are further possibilities, while stand-in manager Ray Wilkins is probably less likely to be a serious candidate with the high-profile names already being circulated.