Longbannerad

Breaking News


Comment Kings


# Username Score
Level 8
1 0 4 9 0 4
1 0 4 9 0 4
Level 6
7 2 4 5 7
7 2 4 5 7
Level 6
7 2 2 8 2
7 2 2 8 2
Level 8
6 3 1 0 3
6 3 1 0 3
Level 6
5 7 9 3 1
5 7 9 3 1
Level 6
5 7 3 5 3
5 7 3 5 3
Level 8
4 9 7 2 0
4 9 7 2 0
Level 6
4 7 9 5 4
4 7 9 5 4
Level 6
4 6 9 3 6
4 6 9 3 6
Level 6
4 6 5 3 1
4 6 5 3 1

News Article


Pep's Rejection Cuts Chelsea Deep

Pep's Rejection Cuts Chelsea Deep

0 0 0 0
64 / / Jan 17, 2013 07:58 AM
Default

As Pep Guardiola waved goodbye to the English Premier League before he even got there, a host of top British clubs were left to feel aggrieved.

Manchester United and Manchester City both had the former Barcelona boss on their radars, although neither club is actively seeking a new manager just yet.

Chelsea on the other hand, were desperate to bring Guardiola to Stamford Bridge, and owner Roman Abramovich must feel like a spurned lover, for all the useless affection he has sent in the Spaniard’s direction.

Chelsea’s fans were particularly enthused yesterday, after the global football media printed Pep’s quotes of admiration for the EPL, and his stated aim to coach there one day.

But their hopes were dashed just hours later, as the news that Bayern had pilfered Pep filtered through, while the Blues were stumbling to a draw against Southampton.

The Chelsea faithful have been cold towards the club’s interim manager Rafa Benitez to say the least.

And perhaps fuelled by bitterness at the loss of Pep, they were especially vindictive towards the former Liverpool boss as Chelsea squandered their 2-0 lead against the Saints last night.

Rafa’s decision to replace club legend Frank Lampard with club laughing stock Fernando Torres with 11 minutes to go was met with scorn by Stamford Bridge.

And after the game, the West London ground rang out with chants of: “You’re not wanted here.”

It is clear that no matter the result, Benitez will never be accepted as a Blue.

But Pep’s decision to pass over the Bridge for Bavaria has put the European champions into a tricky situation.

They must now categorically widen their net in their search of a new long-term manager, who will be acceptable to the fans.    

They must also sell Chelsea as an attractive club to coach at, despite their record of firing even winning coaches at the drop of a hat.

Former manager Jose Mourinho is now back in the Chelsea frame according to the bookies, but both Manchester clubs will also be eyeing the Real Madrid boss lasciviously.

Michael Laudrup at Swansea, Diego Simeone at Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund's Jurgen Klopp could also find themselves mentioned by the press as future Chelsea bosses for the rest of the season, now that Pep is bound for Bayern.

Who do you think will manage Chelsea now?   

Comments


You must be signed in to comment.

Click here to sign in!


Default
kukeme Level 1
hello dear friend How are you today , i know that all is well with you My name is Jane,I was impressed when i saw your profile and will like to establish a long lasting relationship with you. In addition,i will like you to reply me through my private e mail box here is it; (janebabyshow@yahoo.com) Thanks waiting to hear from you soonest. Jane Please contact me with my Email address here is it (janebabyshow@yahoo.com)

Default
Gizaretti Level 1
Thanks @in-valid, thanks @thwami! You really know the guy - i just loved the way he was doing things in the middle of the park.

Default
MaropengM Level 1
Gavin hunt or steve komphela

Default
GLORY_MBP Level 3
Thanks @dakalo

Default
Talent20 Level 1
How is Chelsea suffering wth Abramovich thre? This duznt make sense,If Abramovich goes Chelsea will be an ordinary club lyk Stoke City,The guy gves identity to my beloved team!

Default
Talent20 Level 1
Only Mourinho can rescue us now! Benitez is a gud coach nd he has gr8 ideas bt his subs nd tactics r questionable..We need a coach who's gud in English Klopp,Simone dnt fit tht category Nd as 4 Laudrup fans will eat him alive,Swansea is a project of Brandon Rodgers..If we need a long term manager,I suggest we stick wth Benitez bt if we need success 4 a couple of seasons then its all over,Mourinho wuld be gr8.

Default
thoamawi Level 2
Here we all makes wrong spelling as long as u live here, there is no need to blame or be blamed as long as we all understand what is missing spelling

Default
thoamawi Level 2
In-VALID, is not ERIAL ORTEGA, is ORIEL ORTEGA, spell check bra, now sm of us r confused cz we dnt knw ds ERIAL guy u talkin of

Default
In-valid Level 1
@gizzareti it was erial ortega bra nt ortekka spell check bra nw sm of us r confused cz we dnt knw ds ortekka guy u talkin of

Default
Rambaudakalo Level 1
GLORY_MBP. . .dis dude knows his story.

Default
Mochini Level 1
Roman will pay dearly for sacking RDM. Hehehe! El Nino, "the club's laughing stock". Maybe he should join Athletic Bilbao and hope to rekindle his form, he won't have a place at Atletico

Default
Gizaretti Level 1
Talking of Diego Simeon, I recall Ortekka - the most brilliant and extra hardworking midfielder of his generation in Argentina colours - Ortekka would play even when he was limping, he would never leave the field - he was a lion! Such was Diego Simeon, a centurion at the gate of Argentina against enermies. I am talking of Maradonna's generation about whom the generation of today know via google, youtube - you can mention all these search engines for these young kids! DIEGO SIMEON!!!

Default
ntshanisto Level 1
Smart Ass Guardiola!!he avoided EPL coz he knew he d be a failure da!!wit da calibre of da players he ll hav at his disposal @ munich he ll surely dominate dat league bt not europe!!UCL is fr da big boys

Default
2legend1 Level 6
Very soon Abrahamovic will cut his losses an sell da club watch dis space

Default
LEEROY246 Level 5
Bringing pep 2 chealsea did nt guarantee any success...so it wud do chealsea fans a whole lot of gd 2 stp cryn abt spild milk n gv their necesary saport 2 Rafa.-the man has bn working unda n0 n0rmal c0nditi0ns 2 produce sucess b.cous of their limitd suport 4 hm ......the s00ner dy acept pep's gone da beta

Get Published

Your chance to say what you need to. Nobody knows the game better than a supporter!

Create your article