Abramovich “yes-man” and unqualified coach Avram Grant might not be able to sit on the touchline for next weekâ€™s Champions League match against Valencia. The Times is reporting that because Avram Grant doesn’t have a Uefa Pro Licence he could be stopped from coaching in Europe. UEFA could relegate Grant to the stands, or make him sit in the dugout without actually coaching the team.
But, really, do they listen to him anyway?
The possibility remains that Grant will have to relay his match tactics to assistant Steve Clarke. So…we have Abramovich telling players like Essien how to play football, through his full time translator (and part-time striker) Andriy Shevchenko – and we have Grant communicating through the power of mime with Steve Clarke – doesn’t sound at all chaotic does it? Will the players actually care that this charisma-less cadaver isn’t staggering around the touchline?
Yesterday Chelsea were given a boost by beating Hull 4-0, a team with only a marginally more non-existent history. Abramovich is looking to add to this glorious win by reducing ticket prices for their next home games in the Champions League. Only a mere 24,973 fans turned up for the Champions League match against Rosenborg last week, and Abramovich has reacted by cutting ticket prices to Â£25 for adults and Â£12 for children for the clubâ€™s two remaining Champions League home group matches, against Schalke 04 and Valencia.
Even though Chelsea had already reduced prices from Â£45 to Â£36 for the visit of Rosenborg they got their worst attendance for over four years…Events over in North London must be an annoyance too with Arsenal getting more than 60,000 to see their reserves beat Newcastle in the Carling Cup on Tuesday. Starting to lose your grip are you Roman?