Thursday, June 12, 2008

Chelsea appoint Scolari

Chelsea have finally made their decision about the vacant manager job and it has gone to current Portugal national team manager Luiz Felipe Scolari.He would take over the post on 1July,2008 as per BBC Sport.
This decision comes as a surprise to everyone(except people at Chelsea,of course) especially since Scolari had denied taking decision for the future before the end of his Euro 2008 campaign.
There have been no more comments from Chelsea in respect of contract duration,salary and other necessary clauses.
Scolari's side,Portugal have reached the knock out stage after an impressive win today over Czech Republic.
Chelsea had earlier been reported to be in talks with Rjikaard and Mancini after Grant's sacking at the end of the season in which Chelsea couldn't manage to win a single trophy.
Scolari has a stupendous record at the international arena,with World Cup winners medal in 2002 with Brazil and Runners Up medal at Euro Championships in 2004 with Portugal but doesn't have much credentials at club level with only a few South American club sides being the most popular.He has managed Palmeiras and Cruzeiro.
Scolari does look a great choice but will he be as effective on the club level as he is at the international level especially with the more number of games and higher expectations from Chelsea owner Abramovich.



Anonymous Monica 08 said...

I think Chelsea could have annnounced it when Portugal left the Euro 2008. It's absolutely bad timing, inconsiderate. I wonder if the 2 players from the Portugal national team Carvalho and Ferreira will leave Chelsea fc anyway.

June 29, 2008 at 3:34 AM  
Blogger tanuj lakhina said...

I don't think the deal was through then.It only became full and final when a Chelsea official met Scolari in Switzerland.
Also Chelsea have claimed that they had the acceptance of Portuguese FA before the decision because it obviously creates a mixed mindset but if they have the approval then why should they stop?
I think they both might stay after Scolari's appointment as Carvalho is a favourite for the Brazilian.

June 29, 2008 at 3:40 AM  

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