May 212013

Real Madrid and Jose Mourinho have agreed to part company by mutual consent. Real president Florentino Perez made the announcement this evening at a press conference to hordes of completely unsurprised journalists in Madrid. Contrary to reports that he would be officially sacked, Perez has confirmed that the split was a mutual decision.
“We’ve decided to bring our relationship to an end, nobody’s been sacked, it’s a mutual agreement”

Mar 112013

The managerial merry-go-round at Stamford Bridge is set for another swing come the summer, with Chelsea’s interim manager Rafa Benitez set to stand down from his post.

A large number of names have been mentioned for the job including Jurgen Klopp, Fabio Capello, and David Moyes, but it’s former manager Jose Mourinho who remains one of the best tips on the football betting markets.

It is unlikely owner Roman Abramovich would turn to a manager he has previously had dealings with and the ongoing difficulties at Malaga could pave the way for the Russian billionaire owner to entice Manuel Pellegrini into his first big job in England.

Feb 152013

There has been an interesting statement by the former Real Madrid star Ivan Campo, who firmly believes that the current Madrid manager Jose Mourinho will be returning to the Premiership next season, and most likely to Chelsea.

According to most bookmakers recommended by My Betting Sites, the Everton manager David Moyes is the 5/4 favourite to take over from Rafael Benitez next season, but most Chelsea fans would surely be much happier if the Special One makes a hero’s return to Stamford Bridge, and it would seem the current price of 15/8 available looks good value if Campo is correct in his prediction.

Jun 082012

Roberto di Matteo, Chelsea caretaker for the last few months, is getting closer and closer to receive a full time job as The Blues’ manager. The Italian took over from former boss Andre Villas-Boas in early March, and managed to win the FA Cup and the long-term dream of the UEFA Champions League.

Although di Matteo has had good results, rumours insisted that he will not be named Chelsea’s manager for the next season, with former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola favourite to take his job. However, over the past few days, sources at Stamford Bridge are increasingly confident that the Italian will be with the team at the beginning of the next season.

Jun 072012

If you cut Roberto Di Matteo, he bleeds blue. Former team mate Gus Poyet says “I call him one of us, one of our generation.” Poyet then goes on to urge Roman Abramovich to give Di Matteo the job of Chelsea manager.

The list of Chelsea players from that era who have become successful managers is astonishing. Mark Hughes, Vialli, Gullit, Deschamps, Petrescu, Ferrer, Dennis Wise, Di Matteo are all mentioned by Poyet as having had success to some extent, and Poyet himself has not done too badly.

Jun 032012

There is a shocking report out this morning that claims that Roman Abramovich is seriously considering bringing in the Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp as the full-time replacement for Andre Villas-Boas.

Although Roberto Di Matteo did everything possible to earn a permanent contract, it seems that the silence from the Chelsea board is an indication that there will be no new contract forthcoming, which leads to even more speculation.

Pep Guardiola has already said that he wants a year sabbatical from managing although Abramovich is reportedly trying to persuade him otherwise, but the Star reports today that Redknapp is being considered as a viable replacement.

May 252012

Ron Gourlay, Chelsea’s CEO, claims that Chelsea could name the new manager over the next few weeks. The interim coach Roberto Di Matteo managed to guide the team to win the FA Cup and the club’s first UEFA Champions League title, after taking over from Andre Villas-Boas. However, it is unknown yet if the Italian will be given a full-time job as Chelsea’s manager.

Asked about when a new manager will be appointed, Ron Gourlay said: “Any time over the next couple of weeks and certainly by the time we go on tour.”

May 202012

The Italian manager Roberto Di Matteo managed to pull Chelsea up from the terrible position where Portuguese coach Andres Villas-Boas left it, and turn the season around for the Blues, finishing in an amazing manner by winning the Champions League trophy.

The Italian coach is only the second manager in history who has managed to win the trophy after being named as a substitute for the manager the club started its season with, and the record is even more impressive because it’s the first Champions League trophy in Chelsea’s history.

May 142012

Now that the Premier League timetable is over and Chelsea have only one game to play until the end of the season, the question on everybody’s lips is who is going to lead Chelsea after the summer.

The Blues have already struck their first deal having brought German attacking midfielder Marko Marin, but Di Matteo claimed that this was not his choice, so who is pulling the shots at Chelsea now, and what’s going to happen to the Italian manager?

Dec 262011

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho announced his Premiership football come-back as he’s growing more and more frustrated by Barcelona in the Spanish Primera Division.

The Portuguese says that despite working with Real is a huge honor, he’s going to come back to the Premier League sooner rather than later.

“I am very, very happy to be in Real Madrid. It is a great experience for me.

“I believe it is probably the biggest club in the history of football, I didn’t want to miss the chance to work here but my passion is England and my next step will be to go back, if possible go and stay for a long time.