So who will be the next Chelsea manager, the dreary discussion in the media begins, any half successful manager with no job will be sounded out, so will any half decent manager in a job, of course Jose's name will be dragged up again. Yes yes, we have seen it all before and unfortunately far too many times in recent years at the Bridge. No-one truly knows the direction that Roman and the club will take, nor does anyone really know what relationship he holds with Jose anymore or whether he would be prepared to allow Jose total control of the team. I will give a more detailed analysis of my personal opinion of the candidates in the future but once anything becomes realistic and this therefore isn't really going to be until the end of the season.In a short summary here are some of the candidates..
Jose Mourinho- Yes we would welcome him back with open arms,
we all know how good he is, would we be lucky enough to witness
his presence at the Bridge for a second time? I do hope so.
Omens, if he wins La Liga with Madrid he will have achieved
his goals, he wants to leave Spain , Manchester Clubs seems
doubtful, he could take Tottenham if Harry takes England.
With all the manager issues Roman has been apart of , maybe time to bow down to Mourinho and give him control.
Rafa Benitez- could not build a team at Liverpool, alright he won the UCL, but Milan threw that final, managed to ruin a treble winning Inter Milan team courtesy of Jose Mourinho, sacked 3 months later. Hated by Chelsea fans. I doubt this guy will get the job, well at least I hope he doesn't!!
Roberto di Matteo- results will prove whether he can gain enough trust and confidence
Pep Guardiola- always signs 12 month rolling extension at Barca,
really would you leave this team at the moment? I think not,
he may want a challenge in the future, but give him
another few seasons at Barca, really can't see him moving
David Moyes- well what a cracking job he has done for 10 years at Everton, building teams out of sticky back plastic and yoghurt pots, would he be able to cope with senior players? seems pretty no nonsense to me , i think he would command respect, enough UCL European experience? definitely not- could he cope I reckon so, I think like many I would agree he is the top British candidate .
I won't go into the other potentials at the moment, though there is a poll on this blog and if you would like to throw in your opinions, please do! What is more important for Chelsea at the moment is supporting Robbie until the end of the season and getting behind him, we need Champions League Qualification if we are going to attract a top manager and more top players, so Di Matteo really holds the key to our future.
One game at a time Chels!