A poll!

Who should take over from Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea?



Chelsea head honcho Roman Abramovich acted with all the class and grace that we’ve come to expect from him yesterday by sacking cuddly Carlo about 0.6 seconds after their 1-0 defeat against ten-man Everton.

The trouble with Chelsea, like, is that you never know who made what decision and whose fault certain things are – why did they sell loads of players last summer and not get more in? Why did Ray Wilkins go? Did Ancelotti actually want Fernando Torres?

Because of this it’s hard to be completely damning of the decision (we’re gonna try, mind), but despite there being more grey areas than at a SAGA nudist camp, it’s rather disappointing to see a decent man who won the double last season turfed out so unceremoniously.

But that’s sentimental nonsense, innit? It’s all about WINNING! So, with that in mind who should be plonking their arse on Ancelotti’s still-warm chair?

Having had a little look at a very good article on Betfair Football, it appears that the favourite amongst people who put money on these things is the hugely underwhelming Marco van Basten.

Marco van Basten – a man who has won the sum total of eff all in his managerial career is the favourite for the Chelsea job. A job in which you HAVE to win trophies every single year or you are sacked on the stairwell 0.3 seconds after the last game of the season.

Good luck, Marco.

Elsewhere, Guus Hiddink is still being touted as a potential successor despite him saying over and over again that he doesn’t want the job and is perfectly happy as Turkey boss. If they fail to qualify for Euro 2012 then he could maybe come back in November, but otherwise, he’s a man of his word, Roman.

Inevitably, Porto coach André Villas-Boas, is also being mentioned after a brilliant season with the Portuguese champions. The comparisons with Jose Mourinho (who is also in the running apparently)are inevitable, but he needs a bit longer to establish himself, surely?

Beyond that we’re into the realms of Harry Redknapp and Pep Guardiola – it’s hard to imagine which one is less likely.

But who do YOU think should be the next Chelsea boss? Let us know with a click and a comment about that, Ancelotti’s sacking – anything you want really. We’re here to listen.

8 responses so far
  • Scarfer1 // May 23, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    frank rijkaard

  • Brian // May 23, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    If Roman wants to win the CL…he needs to hire Rafa

  • Brian // May 23, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Not that the name is uncommon, but always odd to see someone else post with your same name above you… Couldn’t disagree more with his opinion, though.

    Maybe Abramovich should have stayed with Ancelotti? Probably would’ve been a good idea. This isn’t Fifa 2011 where you can win everything every season on easy mode. That said, hopefully Villas-Boas doesn’t waste the next year going to a club that’ll dump him anyways.

  • Lloyd // May 23, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Abramovich should have kept Ancelotti. Since he didn’t, though, Chelsea should go with David Moyes.

  • Anabelle // May 23, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Van Basten has a foul temper, and wouldn’t last thru Christmas.
    Mourinho ain’t never coming back. Get over it, that ship has sailed.
    Only someone that is desperate for a job, or is a glutton for punishment would take this lousy job.

  • Lars // May 23, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Gianfranco Zola! The playes will fight their lungs out for him…

  • JL // May 23, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Someone who would realize that a black shirt with a black suit and a dark tie is an outfit only acceptable in the mob and in 1995.

  • xaan // May 24, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    I heard in some backroom chatter that it’ll be Rafa Benitez assisted by Avram Grant.

    SO excited to see that combo!

    GO BLUES GO!!!!

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