Ambitious young managers should give Chelsea a miss according to a former Stamford Bridge star.

The Blues and Albion are both being linked with Kieran McKenna at Ipswich Town after parting company with their respective head coaches over the last few days.

McKenna has secured back-to-back EFL promotions with the Tractor Boys and is known to be ambitious – with an ultimate goal of taking charge at Manchester United.

Meanwhile outgoing Seagulls head coach Roberto De Zerbi is at the top of the early betting to take over at Stamford Bridge and has made it clear he fancies another crack at the Premier League at some stage.

However, Scott Minto, the former Chelsea left-back who is now prominent in the broadcast media, says Chelsea are unstable.

He told TalkSPORT: “The one thing they wanted was stability and yet they go and do something like this.

“Clearly it is about recruitment, about players in and perhaps players out as well.

“There is a big issue.

“I respect Poch for saying ‘I’m not having it’ and I worry for the direction the owners are taking Chelsea in at the moment.

“Any young managers who have done really well at the moment, I would say give Chelsea Football Club a miss, massive time.

“That is the last thing you need, to jump in from a club – Kieran McKenna being one of them - that is completely stable to a club that is completely unstable.

“You need a really good coach, someone who can manage up, someone who can bring the kids through, someone who will toe the line.

“For this year that has been Mauricio Pochettino and they are getting rid of him.”

Minto saw the Albion set-up first-hand recently when he covered a game at the Amex for TalkSPORT.

He said Chelsea would want “someone they feel they can control”.

He added: “The project seems to be buy young, buy cheap – and it has not been cheap because they have spent almost £1 billion- and think about the future.

“But they are thinking about the future without the here and now.

“I am slightly worried about Chelsea next season.”