Has An Itchy Trigger Finger Cost Us The Best Manager

Has An Itchy Trigger Finger Cost Us The Best Manager

If you look at a list of our past managers it reads like a who’s who of the top global managers in the game over the past 20 years. Consider names like Carlo Ancelotti, Jose Mourinho, Felipe Scolari, Andre Villa Boas, Ruud Gullit and Guus Hiddink and it is hard to argue. Working with a host of highly, talented international players, having an unlimited transfer budget (as long as Mr Abramovich agrees on the transfer), playing in the Champions League, being a perennial contender in all competitions as well as receiving a huge salary will tend to attract the top managers and to be fair it has. The question is who will our next permanent manager be? It seems increasingly obvious that it will not be Rafa Benitez. Not just due to his still frosty relationship with the fans but mainly because he has failed to deliver a consistent string of performances even if he has tightened the team up a bit defensively.

I think the treatment of Roberto Di Matteo, and to a lesser extent Andre Villa Boas, has caused managers to really begin to question whether it is really worth taking the Chelsea job when you have a very small chance of implementing your philosophy on the team when you only get less than 6 months to do it and you have virtually no chance of seeing out your contract. When it was announced that Pep Guardiola had taken the Bayern Munich job, I think most Chelsea fans were slightly gob-smacked to say the least. I think we believed that Pep was our destiny and it certainly seemed like Roman wanted him to implement his up tempo, high intensity, possession football philosophy at Stamford Bridge but it was not to be. When you look at the clubs side by side:

  • they both have incredibly talented squads packed with international stars which is hard to pick the better one from
  • they are both perennial contenders in all competitions
  • they are both perennial participants in the Champions League (we hope!)
  • they both can offer living in truly cosmopolitan cities
  • they can both offer very attractive financial packages.

Therefore we can only think that it came down to whether or not Guardiola believed that he would be left alone to do his job and complete his contract with patience and understanding and belief in his philosophy without upper management publicly doubting him or meddling in team affairs like firing your first team coach in the middle of the season for example. Guardiola must have felt that he would have a more guaranteed autonomous position in Munich or his brand of football would be better suited to the Bundesliga. I gotta believe that it is the former rather than the latter.

So where does that leave us? Do you think we have a chance of securing any of the top managers out there? For instance, Borussia Dortmund’s Jürgen Klopp, Swansea City’s Michael Laudrup, FC Anzhi Makhachkala’s Guus Hiddink, the newly unemployed former Barca coach Frank Rijkaard, Brighton’s Gus Poyet or naturally Real Madrid’s Jose “The Special One” Mourinho. Maybe Guus would come back for a full contract this time and maybe Jose would come back if him and Roman could patch things up but any other high profile, desirable candidates are surely thinking twice when it comes to Chelsea despite the undoubtedly attractive financial package available as well as the other obvious benefits. I wish Mr Abramovich had not fired Roberto Di Matteo as I think he had the full support of the team and given time he would have delivered. As if a Champions League trophy and an FA Cup in your first few months in charge is not enough to deserve a fair crack at things.

Check out our Latest Chelsea Poll and vote on who you think should be the next Chelsea FC manager as opposed to who you think will be the next permanent Chelsea FC manager. In the early voting it seems that Jose Mourinho is the man we think should get the job.

0 responses to “Has An Itchy Trigger Finger Cost Us The Best Manager”

  1. SAM I TINK U’VE SAID IT ALL. AND I RECAL STATIN IN ALMOST SAME ATICLE DAT PEP LEFT 4 MUNICH COS PL LEAGUE IS NT A 2 HORSE RACE LIK LA LIGA. EPL IS NT DSAME SO HE CAN’T SUCED IN EPL. ABOV ALL, HE’S VRY MUCH AWARE OF D FAT DAT JOSE NXT DESTINATION IS EPL N PEP CAN’T STAND HIS PRESURE, DATS D FAT. DN’T 4GET HE RAN AWAY 4RM JOSE IN LA-LIGA WEN MADRID STARTED CHALLENGIN DEM, ALL WEN HE WAS DOMINATIN HE TAKES HIMSELF D BEST COACH TIL WEN JOSE CAME DERE 2 TEACH HIM HW TO DO D JOB HE RAN AWAY. TO ME I TINK HE’S A COWARD IN D SENSE DAT HE RUN AWAY 4RM CHALLENGES. NW LUK AT WERE HE END UP MUNICH KNWIN FULLY WEL BODESLAGA BELONG TO JST MUNICH & DORTMOD. IF HE CAN’T COACH CHELSEA BCOS OF COACHES INSTABILITY Y NT TAKE MAN CITY, LIVERPOOL, TOTHEHAM, EVEN ASENA TO PROV HES WAT? DATS JOSE 4 U. HE WLD VE BN WININ TROPHIES IN INTER NW BT HE WENT 4 MOR CHALLENGES WERE D SOCALED BACA DOMINATED 4 SO LONG & WON D LEAGUE & COPAL DERAY LIVIN D ALMIGHTY BACA WIT NOTTIN. DEAR, PEP IS ONLY RUNIN AWAY 4RM D SPECIAL 1 PERIOD.

  2. Hiddink should be our next manager – he can deal with Roman and the prem league no probs – it will be too much of a pantomime with Jose Mourinnho.

  3. SAM I TINK U’VE SAID IT ALL. AND I RECAL STATIN IN ALMOST SAME ATICLE DAT PEP LEFT 4 MUNICH COS OF D FAT DAT PL LEAGUE N LA LIGA WHICH IS 2 HORSE RACE R NT DSAME SO HE CAN SUCED IN EPL. ABOV ALL, HE’S VRY MUCH AWARE OF FAT DAT JOSE NXT DESTINATION IN EPL N PEP CAN NT STAND D PRESURE OF JOSE, DATS D FAT. DN’T 4GET HE RAN AWAY 4RM JOSE IN LA-LIGA.

  4. If he wanted to come to premier league then he would have joined ManCity with a heavy paycheck and a confidence from the owners and directors who were the x colleague of Pep. He is afraid of the tough job of prem league so he chose the much easier league than laliga German….hahahahaha HE IS A MOUSE