Chelsea target Lyon head coach Bompastor as Hayes replacement

Chelsea have approached Lyon head coach Sonia Bompastor to become their new manager.

Current Blues boss Emma Hayes announced she would be leaving the club at the end of the season to take up a position with the USA national team in November.

Negotiations are ongoing but the French coach is the first candidate Chelsea have reached out to.

Bompastor, a Champions League winner as a player and manager, is contracted to the French champions until 2025.

    She was capped 156 times by the France national team before retiring in 2013 to take up a coaching position within Lyon's Academy.