Former Chelsea midfielder Ruud Gullit has praised Roberto Di Matteo's impact during his 11-week spell in charge of the club and implored Roman Abramovich to install the Italian as permanent manager at Stamford Bridge.
Jan Molby believes Paul Lambert and Andre Villas-Boas are the top candidates for the vacant Liverpool manager's role but insists whoever takes control at Anfield will face an uphill challenge to finish in the top-four next season.
Liverpool legend Alan Hansen believes history will forgive Chelsea's negative tactics in winning the Champions League but cautioned such performances would not bring continued success in the Premier League.
Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson feels the club were wrong to sack Kenny Dalglish after just 16 months in charge but admitted the Scot struggled to adapt at Anfield after over a decade out of the Premier League.
Those who questioned whether the outcome of the Champions League final could determine his future at Stamford Bridge were dismissed as Di Matteo preferred instead to focus on what European success could do for the club's "history".
After a season of high-profile refereeing errors, former Premier League official Graham Poll has called for greater transparency between the media, match officials and the general public before the new campaign kicks off in August.