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Be honest, you didn’t think it would end like this, did you? Jose สล็อต 888, you probably thought, would go down swinging; it would be a toe-to-toe confrontation – public and hysterical – replete with bitter accusations, players and staff polarised, Roman blatantly bringing Ramos or Hiddink to watch a game, and Jose telling packed press conferences that the players played for him, not the board.
Instead Jose Mourinho’s departure from Chelsea came swiftly and almost without warning. Yes, his side had made a poor start to the season. Yes, the rifts that had opened over the past two seasons between Mourinho and his boss had not been repaired. But even so, Mourinho’s departure so early into the new season must rank as one of the biggest shocks in football in many years. So what now for his Chelsea team? We look at three possible outcomes for Chelsea after the Special One, based around the fortunes of clubs who’ve wielded the axe in similarly surprising fashion before.
THE REAL MADRID SCENARIO
Appoint anyone who won’t cause too much fuss and sack them when you get bored; that’s the Real Madrid way. It would work for Roman because he sees a head coach as just one employee on the team of football specialists, not the all-powerful authority they have traditionally been in England. At Madrid the President rules the roost, buys the big players and appoints some hapless ex-pro with instructions to make the superstars dance. In the past decade characters as unlikely as Vincente Del Bosque, Mariano GarcÃa Remon, Vanderlei Luxemburgo and Juan RamÃ³n LÃ³pez Caro have been put in charge of the first team, while it has been widely acknowledged that the players run things. In that time Madrid have seen success, but haven’t won the Champions League since 2002.
How it would work at Chelsea: Roman would appoint young well-known coaches – Deschamps, Matthaus, Koeman – and expect them to work with more experienced advisers and accept that he was in overall control. Given the lack of control over playing style and personnel they would last a season, maybe two and bring domestic success but fail to secure the Champions League.
THE NEWCASTLE UNITED SCENARIO
Massive local support, star players and stacks of cash have all been in evidence at Newcastle since their return to the top flight of English football. Patience has not. The club’s inability to turn money into silverware means Newcastle are on their seventh coach in ten years and they stand as a cautionary tale of what happens when the board make mistakes and the coach takes the flak.
Chelsea should be able to avoid some of the errors Newcastle have made; for a start their scouting network should ensure they don’t end up with some of the duds Newcastle have bought. Equally, it’s unlikely that Roman Abramovich is going to appoint Graeme Souness at Stamford Bridge. However, Newcastle have had two of their dream managers – Kevin Keegan and Sir Bobby Robson – and it still hasn’t led to success. Chelsea could easily end up this way; demanding attacking football and excitement for the money spent but ending up sacking one seemingly perfect coach after another in a desperate attempt to secure some silverware.
How it would work at Chelsea: Roman would bring in a Chelsea legend – Zola perhaps, or Desailly – and promise attacking, expansive and successful football. Unable to produce consistency under such pressure the legend lasts two seasons before Abramovich brings in a vastly experienced taskmaster – such as Marcello Lippi. He steadies the ship but the fans are turned off by the football and so he is sacked – and the cycle starts again.
THE BARCELONA SCENARIO
This is obviously the sort of outcome the Chelsea board had in mind when they forced out Mourinho. Four years ago Barcelona, despite all their money, history and support, were struggling massively. The second spell with Louis van Gaal as coach had ended in failure, Ronaldo had left and had been followed by Luis Figo, and they hadn’t won a thing since 1999. However, having dismissed an egotistical coach who belief in his own ability and refusal to compromise (remind you of anyone?) Barcelona’s resurgence began. Van Gaal wasn’t necessarily a bad coach, he was just a bad coach for Barcelona and by bringing in a younger, more flexible coach with a track record of playing at the highest level Barcelona began a process that has seen them win two Spanish League titles and the Champions League.
How it would work at Chelsea: Roman would take advice and seek out the best coach for his club (rather than the best coach per se), give him the financial backing to put his own team together and back his decisions even if they didn’t lead to immediate success.