After Saturday’s 0-0 draw against a completely undermanned Hull City squad, Chelsea figured there was only one way to get rid of the bad vibes, and that was to rid the club of the biggest problem piece of all.
Chelsea have sacked their manager Luiz Felipe Scolari after just seven months in the job. The Brazilian took over from Avram Grant last summer but the club have failed to sustain a serious challenge for the Premier League title and are currently seven points adrift of the leaders Manchester United in fourth place.
“The Chelsea board would like to place on record our gratitude for his time as manager,” said Chelsea in a statement. “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.” (The Guardian)
Unlike “Average” Grant, Scolari never got things going in the right direction. He was the first to blow Chelsea’s unbeaten run at Stamford Bridge, and the first to manager to make the club a relative also-ran in the Premier League race. For the money that Roman is spending the make this club great, success in the Premier League and the Champions League was the only was the only option.
But now the big question remains: Who’s going to take over the job at the club? There really doesn’t seem to be anyone on the horizon that could handle such a difficult seat right in the middle of the season. To be honest, Grant could be a great choice given his past success at the club, and his availability. The players all said that they loved playing for him, so why not give him another shift?
What do Chelsea supporters think?