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Scolari for Chelsea?

Euro 2008 Portugal
by Pranav Soneji (U5268639) 20 September 2007
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Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has been handed a four-match ban by Uefa for improper conduct after a scuffle with Serbia's Ivica Dragutinovic in the 1-1 draw in Lisbon.

The Brazilian has announced he will step down as Portugal manager after Euro 2008, but his side may not make it to the showpiece in Austria and Switzerland judging by their recent run of results.

However, with Jose Mourinho's sudden departure from Chelsea, could this four-match ban mean a potential avenue to the head job at Stamford Bridge? Although Avram Grant has been installed as the new Chelsea manager, no doubt Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich would wholeheartedly approve of a World Cup winner getting involved with his team in some sort of capacity.

And would Jose take up the national reins with Big Phil England-bound?

It's a massive piece of speculation, but stranger things have happened in the world of football.


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comment by 12shoc (U8321428)

posted Sep 20, 2007

Its as massive as Big Phils left hook, with about as much substance.

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posted Sep 20, 2007

Scolari at Chelsea?
It'll never happen, I'd wager your job on it.
Scolari only ever had admiration and interest for one EPL team and they happen to have one of the greatest managers of the modern game who is going nowhere for the foreseeable future.
So let's discount Scolari; I do rather like the idea of Jose taking on the Portugal job but was more amused by the idea of sacking Mclaren now he has put a couple of results together and giving the job to 'the special one', he could stick it to Abramovich and Grant at the same time.
Massive piece of speculation? Desperate attempt at hack journalism more like.
What this really means is RIP for another 50 years at Chelski and good riddance perhaps the rest of us can get on with watching real teams playing entertaining football.
Hard not to be feeling a little smug today.

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posted Sep 20, 2007

I think it might happen,but my personal comment on who should takeover the reign of maurinho is the current coach of SEVILLA.since Abro wants to see chelksi play enjoyable and winning games than the sevilla coach will be the best.just look at sevilla?

maurinho might take over sir Alex(if man utd loses gets worse than we will see.

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posted Sep 20, 2007

Sevilla? Did you see them play last night? Outclassed in every way.
I think it would be great for Chelsea to take on a manager that sneaks around meeting representatives from clubs other than the one he is contracted to.
That would kind of be in keeping with the classless entity that Chelsea are from the the top (Abramovich) to the bottom (The supporters that don't even show up to games at The Bridge).
As for Jose replacing SAF? I won't even dignify that with a response.
Perhaps they could get Wenger? Oh I forgot..
there are some things money cannot buy (that includes class and style Mr Abramovich).
Hard not to be feeling a little smug today.
PS Binman that's a tenner you owe me. I told you this was JMs' last season at Chelski.

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posted Sep 20, 2007

Now Pranav S - BBC Sport 20 September where does this speculation come from? On the other side i wont be surprised if Chelsea goes back to being midtable team, because themanner in which Jose Maureen was sacked will make every potential manager of Chelsea very skeptical before considering take over. Mr RA seem to want his business run by friends which might not be professional in that particular area as shown by the appointment of unknown Avant( whom we heard is close ally of RA). Who amongst the potential managers are RA allies...time will tell?

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comment by Dazz (U8743394)

posted Sep 20, 2007

Mourinho may have been cheeky, insolent and naughty but I loved the man. For one, only once have I seen Chelsea beaten by more than a one-goal margin. The 2-0 loss to Villa, the other time I can't even remember.
Mourinho was brilliant as a coach. Absolutely genius. Five Trophies in 3 years!Gosh
I deeply mourn his exit. I mourn, I mourn, I mourn.

As a Man Utd. fan, there were many times I wished Fergie had his defensive instincts. We really needed that at the San Siro last season.

I really mourn him. He took Chelsea from mediocrity and made them a world footballing power in just two years. Remember that with all his free flowing, attacking football, Wenger has never beaten Mourinho and may never do. I wish Man Utd had that kind of record against Arsenal too. His not winning the CL with Chelsea so far has just been pure bad luck. Terry, Lamps and even Joe Cole were just ordinary players until he arrived, now they are superstars. He didnt need big players, he MADE big players, made Deco and McCarthy at Porto.

Gosh I wil miss all those sayings (where will we get our omellettes from now? the naughty missing Dogs, the goals that werent goals..all the excitement! are we going back to the boring British era with the ageing Wenger and Fergie still holding sway?

I mourn, I mourn, I mourn I will really miss him.

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posted Sep 22, 2007

as a chelsea fan...
i think that the chances of sir alex being sacked are very slim.
i mean i know mourinho did alot for chelsea but sir alex is the best manager the premiership has ever seen and has won countless trophys for the club!
personally i would like to see avran grant take over chelsea for rest of the season if hes granted his membership or wat eva it is!
i would like to see the return of gianluca viali tho or maybe zola??
haha

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posted Sep 22, 2007

Chelsea also lost 3-0 to Middlesborough while McLaren was still in charge of them and lost 2-0 to rafa last season

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