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.