Thursday, November 22, 2012

Rafa is Roman No 9

Temperamental King Roman Slays Roberto Off

I agreed with Rio Ferdinand when tweeted Roberto Di Matteo dismissal as madness.  Ferdinand tweeted: "Wow, Chelsea have sacked their manager!! I'm a bit late I know but its a madness."

Yes its madness. Six months ago RDM gave the Roman what he wanted most, UCL title or the champion of Europe. The title that cannot be delivered by the past coaches. All the big names were install as coaches but all failed to deliver the prestigious trophy. Suddenly came RDM after AVB was abruptly dismissed due to undesirable results. Roman was hard to please with some senior players at Bridge hardly in line with AVB, the young coach from Portugal dismissal was not so controversy.

When RDM took over their style of play was not something to admire. It was a damage control measure taken by RDM. But somehow he managed to land double for Chelski. FA Cup and UEFA Championship Trophy are not easy and should be applauded to higher recognition.

However Chelski started the new season differently. They are more offensive team. And I hate to admit that Chelski is playing the best football in BPL now. Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Oscar had created fear among other teams. Their movements were absolutely incredible. They are mouth watering trio to watch. They all were backed by rock solid defensive of Ramires and Obi Mikel. Sometimes they played resemble Barca style – without out and out striker. Their only weakness is their backline. Without Terry their frailty showed. Cahill is also good but David Luiz sometimes ventured forward leaving a lot of space for him to cover.

RDM had gave what Roman wanted. A beautiful game that he wanted Chelski to be known as. A great game that he witnessed between Real Madrid and Man United with both showed the beauty of football. But RDM was not his favourite. The Italian was given the permission to lead Chelski just because he won double. Now he got the excuse to remove RDM although the Italian said to be fond by many players.

So RAFA you are next….

Chelski Previous Coaches

Claudio Ranieri
Ranieri was the first manager to be fired by Abramovich. The Italian, who became known as the "Tinkerman'' because of his tendency to fiddle with his team, was hired in September 2000 by previous Chelsea owner Ken Bates. He was fired in May 2004 despite guiding Chelsea to second place behind Arsenal and reaching the Champions League semi-finals.

Jose Mourinho
Mourinho came to Chelsea after winning the Champions League title with FC Porto in 2004. Upon arrival, he called himself the "Special One'', and then justified the name, becoming the most successful Chelsea manager ever. In three years, he won back-to-back Premier League titles in 2004-05 and 2005-06, the FA Cup in 2007 and two League Cups in 2005 and 2007. A power struggle with the Russian owner paved the way for his exit in September 2007.

Avram Grant
Grant didn't have the bravado of Mourinho. But despite reports he didn't have control of the dressing room, he finished second in the league. He was also the first Chelsea manager to guide the team to the Champions League final, but the Blues lost to Premier League champion Manchester United on penalties. He was fired in May 2008.

Luiz Felipe Scolari
A new season in August 2008 welcomed a new manager in Scolari, a Brazilian who led his home country to the 2002 World Cup title. But with Chelsea underperforming and control in the dressing room once again proving to be a problem, Abramovich lost his patience after only seven months, firing Scolari in February 2009

Guus Hiddink
Hiddink temporarily took charge of Chelsea in February 2009 while keeping his job as coach of Russia's national team. The Dutch veteran lost only one game as the team finished third in the Premier League and reached the Champions League semi-finals. Hiddink left at the end of the season to resume his international job.

Carlo Ancelotti
Ancelotti became the fifth man to manage the club in less than two years in June 2009. The Italian was a two-time Champions League winner as coach of AC Milan, and won the Premier League and FA Cup double in his first Premier League season. It was under Ancelotti that Chelsea paid STG50 million ($A77 million) for Liverpool striker Fernando Torres. But his second season was less successful, as Chelsea finished second, nine points behind Manchester United, and Ancelotti lost his job in May 2011.

Andre Villas-Boas
Villas-Boas started last season as Chelsea's new manager. The suave Portuguese, a former Porto coach who won the Europa League title in 2011, shared many similarities with Jose Mourinho. But he didn't live up to the same success. The club dropped out the top four, and his controversial selection decisions got him fired by March.

Roberto Di Matteo
Di Matteo was appointed caretaker-manager following Villas-Boas' departure at the end of last season. The Blues finished in sixth place in the Premier League, but Di Matteo finally gave Abramovich the European glory he had been craving.After beating Liverpool in the FA Cup final, Chelsea went on to beat Bayern Munich on penalties in the Champions League final. Chelsea added a number of high-profile players to the squad in the offseason, including Oscar and Eden Hazard, but Di Matteo was fired after a run of eight games in all competitions with only one win.

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