Roberto di Matteo sacked by Chelsea; Rafa Benitez hired
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11-22-2012, 08:16 AM
Join Date: Mar 2006
If Chelsea were an NFL team, Uncle Roman would be Jerry Jones.
The only stability this club has ever had was under Mourinho, and I'd be curious to see the stats if you take out his tenure. Surely there would be more than one manager fired per year? That job is nothing but a hiding to a payout, and I'd hate to see Guardiola touch it. If the article is correct though, and Rafa gets Torres back to his best, he may just secure the job long term (whatever that means).
I remember when Abramovich first took over the club, and sacked his first manager (Ranieri) because the football that was played wasn't attractive enough. Of course, he quickly forgot about that when he hired Mourinho but it's worth keeping in mind: if Roman likes attractive football, he's going to HATE Rafa's system. Rafa is a great cup manager, as evidenced by two CL final appearances by an average Liverpool squad, but I question whether he could find the consistency required to win a league title. Of course, if the CL is the objective, he may just be the right man for the job.
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