Ray Wilkins has become the Blues’ fourth manager in five seasons, and while the man they call Butch will only be in charge for a matter of days, the Chelsea manager’s position is fast becoming a poisoned chalice. Roman Abramovich has shown that he’s not prepared to accept a handful of poor results, especially if it signals the prospect of the club going without silverware. Could help be at hand with this young manager?
Frank Rijkaard was linked to the manager’s position at Stamford Bridge last summer, before Phil Scolari was eventually appointed. However, Setanta reports that the Dutchman is once again open to the possibility of managing the Champions League hopefuls. His agent has revealed all:
“Of course [he would be interested], it depends on all the circumstances,” Overeem told setanta.com.
“He is interested in working in The Premier League as much as he is interested in working in Italy or other great football nations. Yes, Chelsea is one of the possible candidates.”
Surely the fact that Rijkaard won the Champions League with Barcelona puts him in the box seat for the Chelsea gig? After all, this is a competition that Abramovich is desperate to win, having failed to land the spoils under Mourinho or Grant (although the latter did come close). Do the fans think that this would be an excellent appointment?