CHELSEA SACK MANAGER LUIZ FELIPE SCOLARI - CLUBNews is trickling in now with some words on the CFC website. They paid him about 6.25 million pounds a year to get them back to the top, and he's gone after 7 months in charge, proving that absolutely no-one's job is safe in the world's most pressurized, demanding domestic league.
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In a statement, Spartak gave the usual bullshit:
"The Chelsea board would like to place on record our gratitude for his time as manager. Felipe has brought many positives to the club since he joined and we all feel a sense of sadness that our relationship has ended so soon. Unfortunately the results and performances of the team appeared to be deteriorating at a key time in the season."And the man now in charge, Ray Wilkins, will presumably get the ship righted. Meanwhile, Mourinho is in Italy, laughing over an afternoon aperitif, and Avram Grant realizes he could now be stuck in a bidding war.
It also begs the question: just who on earth is out there that could possibly be the high-level replacement they're obviously looking for? Alan Curbishley? Keegan?
To recap: Tony Adams and Luis Felipe Scolari fired within 24 hours. Avram can't replace them both at the same time, can he?
More to come, obviously.
[Update: not to trumpet our own skills or anything, but Bigus saw this coming a month ago.]