With hard work already being completed in the transfer market, Roman Abramovich is obviously pulling strings behind the scenes, with Marin and Hazard already added to the squad, along with possibly Hulk over the next few days.
However, Roman is neglecting a pair of Chelsea legends, who have arguably steered a rocking ship to one of the best seasons in the modern era. Both Di Matteo and Eddie Newton have been key to the change in fortunes, and Blues fans all over the world are pleading to give DI Matteo the full-time job, although Roman is extremely keen on poaching Pep Guardiola after him leaving Barcelona this summer.
That would itself be a massive risk though, as the former Barca man firstly insisted he is off to take a couple of years out of the game, although did backtrack and say that he ‘could be tempted’ by a big job offer, but should he be offered, and declined the job, you would expect Di Matteo to keep his dignity and simply walk off from the club, along with his coach, Newton.
Sure, Chelsea fans would be ecstatic should they get Guardiola, but a very likely scenario is that they would then get neither, meaning Chelsea fans would quickly be on to their 3rd, 4th, 5th choice managers, and becoming increasingly unrestful.
Outside of RDM and Guardiola, Capello, Redknapp and Benitez are all possibilities, but would not be ideal.
Fabio Capello’s lack of knowledge of English and his troubles with the England squad, means he would have great trouble communicating with the big English leaders in our team, Redknapp would be coming from bitter rivals Spurs, and Benitez not being the big name that the Stamford Bridge faithful are looking for.
Abramovich may well be biding his time over a replacement, and although no rush until the appointment is made, you would expect the new man would need a decent summers training with a squad that has already had a big shake-up, and is set for a lot more exits and signings.
By Brad Smith