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Monday, 23 May 2011

Ancelotti Axed

Who next for the Chelsea Merrygo-round?
Carlo Ancelotti was sacked within hours of Chelsea's final-day defeat at Everton on Sunday. His future was always a cause of speculation after successive defeats again Manchester United in both the Premiership and the Champions League, leaving Sir Alex's men with the spoils of a trophy, and perhaps another if United can win against Barcelona.

Ancelotti brought Chelsea to their first Premier League and FA Cup double in the history of the club - Something even 'The Special One' Jose Mourinho couldn't do. This was in his first term, but Abromovich wasn't happy with the lack of silverware this season. Even a second-placed finish could save him.

So, the search for a new manager starts, with many names in the frame.
Marco van Basten is bookie's favourite for the job, with Englishman Harry Redknapp behind him. Rednapp could be tempted by the hefty budget handed by Abromovich. Also noted is Gus Hiddink, who had a spell with Chelsea temporarily as he reached the Semi-finals of the Champions League and won the FA cup. However, he turned down a permanent role to go away and coach Russia in 2009. The rest of the list contain Porto boss Andre Villas-Boas, Massimiliano Allegri, and Frank Rijkaard. The biggest two listed are Barcelona's Pep Guardiola and Real Madrid, and former Chelsea manager, the Special One himself.

Mourinho said he'd love to coach Chelsea again, and with relations with Abromovich strong and sorted it could be possible. Guardiola could also leave Barcelona, stating that  "I think my time here at Barcelona is coming to an end... A club like (Barca) must have a lot of courage to keep a coach for all this time because players tire of coaches and vice versa."

Who do you think will be the new manager of Chelsea? If you're a Chelsea supporter, who would you like to see take charge?

45 comments:

  1. I'm not a Chelsea supporter, however I don't think he should have been sacked. Basten will probably get the job.

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  2. You don't perform, you don't get paid. Makes sense to me.

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  3. he came second in one of the most prestigous leagues in the world for football i see no reason for him too be sacked any other team in the prem would love a 2nd place finnish not to mention the incredible season he had last season.. this makes very little sense but to be honest i seen it coming from roman the man who made jose leave such a terrible owner.. imo. /rant :)

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  4. I believe in typing pay to performance, its only logical

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  5. that was bad move in my opinion, Andre Villas-Boas seems to be the best option but he has really great team in Porto now so propably he will stay.

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  6. I think it was a tad harsh. But when you are dealing with millions of dollars cut throat decisions are made. All the big named managers are obviously going to be linked...I don't care much for Chelscum I do hope that they manage to find someone who will stay for the long hall...success takes years and rarely happens overnight Sir Alex Ferguson is a shining example of that! (no I do not support united either) Keep up the good work!

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  7. Wow. There are lots of interesting candidates there.

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  8. Very good candidates and writeup.

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  9. Cant wait to see who they choose

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  10. Could have made better picks in my honest opinion.

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  11. The right thing happend, in my opinion

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  12. Trust me, it will be van Basten.

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  13. haha, whos next on the chopping block!

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  14. Marco van Basten will get it. you wait.

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  15. Gotta go with Redknapp imo. He's the only one that can get the job done.

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  16. Yup, i think Redknapp too.

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  17. I think for the last few months, it was only a matter of time before Carlo got the chop. Bring on Redknapp.

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  18. these are really good candidates, hard decision..

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  19. I don't really fancy football :P But you make it somewhat interesting to read ;)

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  20. he didnt win anything this season so he had to go, chelsea dont have much patience with their managers

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  21. Fair enough really, like someone said if you don't perform you're out - it's the same anywhere else, even it may seem a little harsh when you're talking about football at the highest level it's gotta be harsh - that's business. Good post by the way =)

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  22. Lol, Ancelotti was good but I think someone else could do better

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  23. Football players get payed well enough as it is, don't they?

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  24. let's hope it stays in the family

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  25. i think its a good thing ! great post man !

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  26. Good to read another football fans views.
    I'd go for Van Basten.

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  27. Don't know who the manager should be, but I can't wait for the game!

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  28. I look forward to finding out. There are a lot of qualified candidates, so I guess we have to wait and find out.

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  29. I hope they can do this without too much mess. New manager its often some backstage, semi political deal not just buissnes decision. At least in Poland

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  30. chelsea rocks! just Manu kicks their ass >_>

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  31. Chelsea's my england team <3 ^.^

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  32. I was always a Liverpool fan myself, but more because friends supported them...

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  33. Should've given some more time to see if things got better

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  34. very hard pick... i need to learn how to put reaction at the bottom of my blog...

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  35. ehh i'm staying out of this one

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