Stamford Bridge set for yet another managerial change?
Former England coach Fabio Capello is being linked with Andre Villas-Boas’ job at Chelsea.
There is spiralling speculation at Stamford Bridge that the former AC Milan and Real Madrid boss is about to be installed as Blues’ eighth boss in eight years.
One Chelsea source said last night: “There are strong rumours that Capello is coming and it could be sooner rather than later.”
Owner Roman Abramovich has been a regular at the training ground this week, often in deep discussion with Villas-Boas.
It would not be the first time the Russian billionaire has courted an England boss.
In 2003, he tried to coax Sven Goran Eriksson away when the Swede was at the height of his popularity — and then tried again a year later.
Would Roman Abramovich really sack young boss Andre Villas-Boas so swiftly? Well if the Blues managed to miss out on a top four finish then the chances of the Chelsea boss staying in his post would dramatically decrease but at present the West London club are in the top four and are still in the Champions League this term, so is talk of an axing premature?
Indeed this source seems to believe Roman Abramovich is ready to make the change sooner rather than later, would this be a mistake? Such talk would perhaps explain the Capello’s decision to back John Terry so publicly?
Fabio Capello can be considered one of the best manager’s of his generation and his success at AC Milan, Real Madrid and Juventus, though his time in Turin has been soured by the Calciopoli that saw the club stripped of the two titles won during his reign, and the former England manager would surely be tempted by such a move.
Chelsea fans, what do you think of the possible appointment of the 65 year old Italian?