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1. It is very possible Roman Abramovich thinks managers are a lot like forwards. They may be effective for the initial part of a contest/campaign, but eventually they run out of gas and need to be replaced with a fresh-legged substitute. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Abramovich move to a “manager by committee” system next year, where he chooses from an extravagant stable of managers-on-call to “start” each of his treasured EPL matches. He’s honestly not far from it… 9 different football minds in the past 9 years of his reign. Have fun, Rafa Benitez.
2. Go from Tottenham’s head coach, to top candidate for the national team gig, to droopy- jowled man sitting smugly in the stands at QPR’s almost-not-getting-routed by Manchester United game… and you’ve described the most recent leg of the Harry Redknapp Experience. Not sure if he can possibly get worse results than predecessor Mark Hughes, but the horizon is still less than rosy for the managerial maverick. Guiding the Rangers to th
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Roman Abramovich lacks the minerals of a true leader - originally posted on Soccerlens.comRoman Abramovich lacks the minerals
Roman Abramovich may have made his fortune from trading in the world’s natural resources, but he distinctly lacks the minerals when it comes to managing resources of the human (footballing) variety.
Following the cowardly, premature dismissal of the Champions...
Rafa Benitez is confident about winning back Chelsea fans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
New Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez is hopeful that he can win over the fans with the right results.
The Spaniard was appointed as the manager of the London club after Roman Abramovich unceremoniously sacked Roberto Di Matteo. Di Matteo’s dismissal, despite winning the Champions League...
Sources close to Pep Guardiola say the in-demand manager may turn down the Chelsea job because he wants to take charge at Manchester United.
Rafael Benitez took over from Roberto Di Matteo as Chelsea boss last week but it is widely believed that owner Roman Abramovich will move for ex-Barcelona head coach Guardiola in the summer.
But Guardiola, currently on a sabbatical in New...
Just about the first thing Montse Benitez did after her husband Rafa became coach of Liverpool in 2004 was to learn in full the words of the club's famous anthem, "You'll Never Walk Alone," so she could sing along with the fans before every home game.
It would not have taken her so long to memorize the short and to-the-point ditty with which Benitez was welcomed...
It is no secret that the tenure of Sir Alex Ferguson is coming to an end at Old Trafford. The question now is just how much longer the 70-year-old manager of Manchester United will continue to manage the club. If recent reports are to be believed, that exit could be around the corner as the team is currently in negotiations with the man they want to lead the team into the future...
Well it had to come to an end eventually, after several weeks which featured some memorable football games that will be in contention for the best of the season, we were subjected to a bit of a down week. What these past seven days will be remembered for will be the first two managers being sacked of the season. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich sacked Roberto di Matteo...