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Luis Enrique out of the race for the Brazil job as he awaits Chelsea opportunity

Brazil has rejected the chance to hire former Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique, according to Sport.

However, the 52-year-old is untroubled by the rejection as he has an eye on Chelsea with manager Graham Potter under pressure.

The former Spain boss recently left his position after crashing out of the 2022 World Cup in the round of 16 against Morocco.

There were reports that he is a front-runner for the Brazil job as their long-time coach Tite also resigned.

However, the Brazilian football federation (CBF) has moved on from Enrique. They are monitoring Carlo Ancelotti’s situation with Real Madrid.

Enrique is on Chelsea’s radar due to the club’s struggles this season.

The Blues have lost their last three games under Potter, including a 2-0 loss to London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Spurs are fourth in the Premier League and have opened up a 14-point gap on Chelsea in tenth. Champions League qualification for next season now looks unlikely.

Winning the Champions League this term looks unlikely, with the club trailing Borussia Dortmund 1-0 after the first leg of their round of 16 clash in Germany.

Potter has two games to turn things around at the club, or there will be consequences.

The club’s authorities still have faith in him, but the fans have made their voices heard with loud boos following horrendous performances.

Enrique is interested in the job and will take it if they offer him the chance. Chelsea have reportedly contacted Enrique to open talks just in case Potter leaves.

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