Ferguson reckons Rafa is lucky to get the job!
Ferguson, as always, is trying to wind Rafa up.
I hope Rafa rises above it, not always his biggest fan, but he loves LFC, and Fergie hates him, so he must be ok.
PP, in all sincerity, I think Rafa might do well for you. Tactically, there aren't many better managers, and Chelsea definitely have some great flair players who can win games for them, as long as they are solid in defence.
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You've probably heard this one, but you know how they reckon that you're never more than 6ft away from a rat in London?
Well apparently in 2035 you'll never be more than 6ft away from an ex Chelsea manager.
Whilst we are on the subject of old jokes, Harry Redknapp is on a reputed £3M per annum plus a £1m bonus if QPR stay up.
So after tax he will be on £3M pa plus £1m bonus.
I'll get my coat.
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(Memo to self... Must read all the thread in future)
Chelsea fans look well pleased with Rafa! Lol.
TBH, I can't stand Rafa - he's an unctuous character. Hate to confess but I was actually pleased he was booed today, and pleased by the respect the fans paid to the sad passing of Dave Sexton. He was Chelsea thru and thru. As England youth coach, players such as Shearer had a lot of respect for him.
Just wish Roman wasn't so aloof: Clearly he doesn't respect the essence of the club, and would be great to hear him do an interview and explain his decisions. Chelsea fans ask for no more than clarity.
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Looking forward to seeing the humble pie consumed.
Supporters should support the team and manager, if he does a bad job, or the players don't give their all, fair enough, have a go. But to boo a man just because he once managed a rival team is embarrassing, and showed a complete lack of respect.
Get on the back of the owner, he wrongly sacked Di Matteo, Rafa has done nothing wrong, and as I said earlier on this thread, I think he might actually do well.
I don't care about Rafa, but that wasn't good to see today.
Fine, if he does well then he'll deserve a pat on the back (cow pat). If not the Chelsea faithful will not only go for Rafa but the owner too. That's a FACT!
There is a depth of feeling that goes well beyond the typical Chelsea thug. I'm not not one of them. But I've followed CFC since the late 60s, and it's true Abramovich saved Chelsea from the scrapheap, but all we crave is stability.
Di Matteo did nothing wrong. FA cup and Champions League in the last six months. FACT! they have had a dip in form over the last month, but what team doesn't?
One could argue, with justification, they rode their luck during the latter part of last season. They won the CL on pens. Can't argue with that. Then again so did Liverpool when they won the CL in 2005. But the FACT is Rafa only won two trophies in six years. If he had won the two within a month of each other, as Di Matteo achieved, he would've been made Sir Rafa.
More money than sense Abramovich! It is like he took a serious disliking to Di Matteo because how else do you explain it? And now the Chelsea fans are being made to pay with Rafa in charge.
The main problem isn't just the spats he had with Mourinho or what he said in the press, but Rafa isn't a Chelsea manager, in the same way Hodgson wasn't a Liverpool manager. The glove doesn't fit. Di Matteo was. He had a wonderful career as a Chelsea player, cut short by injury.
It's said Rafa was brought in to kick-start Torres. Eyewash!
All the real big money signings have failed at Chelsea. Why? Easy, because they weren't signings of the managers. (I have insider knowledge)
Shevchenco and Ballack. Mourinho didn't want them. Both failed. Torres. Ancelotti didn't want him. Failed. These were all purchased because of reputation, not current form.
Don't be fooled - if Pep is perm manager he'll be given the elbow once they hit a bad patch. There's no suggestion that Pep is a great manager.
As I've said before if Mourinho is kicked with all his achievments at the Bridge, there's no manager in the world who would survive.
Mourinho once said he wanted to set a legacy at Chelsea. He has, but not in the way he hoped.
All we want is clarity? All we crave is stability? Which is it?
No suggestion Guardiola is a great manager? He may ultimately prove not to be one, but there's every sign so far that he is! Many managers have great ingredients, but few get them to fulfil their promise as well as he did with Barcelona. It's like saying there was no sign Mourinho was a great manager after his achievements in Portugal. Actually there was every sign and so he proved to be. If I had to put my money on it, I'd say he will be a great manager, he was about the most intelligent footballer of his generation and has proved he can handle the big names. Having said that, succeeding on England might be difficult.
There's no real evidence that Pep baby is a great manager. Based on what? Barcelona? Crikey, even Stevie Wonder would be successful as a Barca coach.
Fine, don't bother reading my post then.
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