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