He actually has a better win % than Gerrard, but then we’ve not been absolutely thumped by two teams in the space of a fortnight
Jim Ratcliffe who is Britain's richest man offered to buy Chelsea not that long ago.I think there was some sort of issue between Abramovich and the UK Govt and he’s now never here at all. He spends time between Russia and Israel. I cannot see him retaining much interest, but if he pulls out for good they would be royally fkd im sure.
Hence the reason I added the disclaimer "at a different level". It is still a bizarre appointment. He is pretty much a journeyman manager. This is his 19th club.Comparing his appointment to Caixinha...deary me!
Pretty sure Sarri won manager of the year in Serie A. He might've inherited a good Rafa Benitez team but he also had to make changes when they lost Higuain.
Hazard has 18 month left on his deal, they won’t get anywhere near as they’ll need to rebuild their team. To go from an ultra defensive manager like Conte to an attacking one like Sarri was mental considering Abramovich has lost interest in Chelsea and isn’t willing to spend silly money.Squad needs a big rebuild there.
If Hazard wants out they should punt him for as much as they can get and use that to start rebuilding.
Not sure if even Abramovic has deep enough pockets to challenge Liverpool or the Manchester clubs these days though. Or the interest.
Azpilicueta, Willian, Pedro could also walk into most teams. Bog standard they are not but the are playing poorly and that is why I think the manager will goDo they ? I think they've got two at a push. Hazard and Kante.
The rest ? Nowhere near elite or top tier. Some very good players, some good players and some bog standard EPL players.
Issue is Pedro & Willian are about 30 odd. Azpilicueta can't be far off it either.Azpilicueta, Willian, Pedro could also walk into most teams. Bog standard they are not but the are playing poorly and that is why I think the manager will go