suckfish wrote:Embarrassing. Di Matteo is a Chelsea legend who has done a solid job. It's obvious Roman felt pressured to keep Di Matteo on after he led us to the Champions League and this was always only going to be a stop gap, but why sack Roberto for a guy like Benitez?
Di Matteo was the interim. You don't sack the interim who turned out to lead us to the Champions League and FA Cup for another interim.
I could understand if Jose was lined up for a return or something. But Rafa? Hate the guy.
9 managers in 9 years. I appreciate that Roman wants to win and keep the pressure on, but this is ridiculous.
Totally agree with you mate, I love RDM and fact is he just won us the Champions League and the FA Cup just around 6 months ago. Even if he was just a stop gap for Mourinho/Pep why sack him and hire Rafa? Why not wait until one of them is actually available? The only reason I can think of is because of Torres, who at this point has cost this club more than just his price tag. The fact is we're still in 5 competitions this year which makes the sacking even more odd. We're 3rd in the league, can still qualify for the last 16 of the CL if we beat Nordsjelland and either Shaktar or Juventus wins, FA Cup hasn't started, and just beat United at the League Cup.
Yes we're a bit out of form right now and that's mainly on the coach, but this is more on the players rather than RDM. I defend Luiz too much but as of recent he's been terrible and just seems like he's had enough, Cahill has been below par, whilst the attacking trio have been great going forward they've been terribly undisciplined when tracking back and even Ramires/Mikel has been guilty of overexposing the back four too much. But apart from a couple of things, this is just a bad run of form which tends to happen to every team. I still think the decision to drop Torres against Juventus was the correct one.
Mata said it best, this guy is a legend. Absolutely gutted over the sacking and getting Rafa in return, really pleased with the "16th minute" ovation the fans are going to show him at the City game