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Could It Really Be Capello

Don`t say I didn`t warn you!

Many moons ago, well probably not that long, I had this feeling that Chelsea were lining up Fabio Capello to be their next manager.

I have no idea what it was based on but a sixth sense told me he was the one.

Now it appears that a few more cards have been laid on the table with the Italian media predicting it is almost a done deal whilst the English media re reporting that the sixty-six year old is keen to manage a Premier League club and has, allegedly, spoken to Roman Abramovich`s advisors.

The talk doing the rounds is that Capello is looking at a three year deal, worth £6 million a season, and has issued a few comments expressing his next career move, comments that read,

"I have refused good offers from clubs in China and other parts of the world. I want one more challenge with a big team to fight for trophies"

Considering that Capello has a London base and that he is familiar with English football, he does tick a few boxes and would appear to be a suitable candidate to usher in a new Chelsea revolution but, in your view, is he the right man?

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Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday May 18 2012

Time: 11:41AM

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I hope not even though I have to admit it could happen...If rdm is not retained then Capello is one of the few candidates around that can a job but he is definately not my preference.
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18/05/2012 11:48:00

i wouldnt say no. the man is a winner full stop, he managed the biggest clubs in europe, with the best players ever to grace the sport. look at his CV, dont let what happened with england be any reference to your opinions. an experienced man to oversee the squad changes. look weve tried the young manager approach, personally i think we tried it a year too early. we rebuild a squad that is expected to challenge for the premier league and champions league from the start, with a young manager again i dont think it will work. Capello dosent take fools likely, 1 false move and they could be finished. i like that in him. experience to bring through the new. However i will wait untill after the final to see what happens.
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18/05/2012 11:51:00

He is a safe choice not an exciting prospect but his CV speaks for itself. I would rather Capello than RDM.
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18/05/2012 12:18:00

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18/05/2012 12:35:00

After the avb mistake its better o take someone more experience.
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18/05/2012 12:36:00

Apparently he will be offered the job if we don't win tomorrow night.
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18/05/2012 12:54:00

But I think he'll get it either way.
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18/05/2012 13:31:00

The link has cooled hopefully taht means it's not going to happe
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18/05/2012 13:49:00

i honestly dont see what the big deal is. people makes it seem like he is the worst manager ever in history, i wouldnt mind, cause he commands respect from players
Jamaican Chelsea Fan
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18/05/2012 14:24:00

ofcoz he would be a great choice, u cant deny his experience. I dont see why Roman would want him as he isnt known for his "pretty" football but more for a defensive one.
Blue Boy
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18/05/2012 14:39:00

If it's an experienced Manager Chelsea are looking for, an experienced Manager who has won the biggest prizes in Club football, then they don't come no bigger than Capello. We may not like him but I damn do love his CV. Personally I don't care whose bum occupies the Chelsea dug out, if the said bum can bring in the trophies that we as a club crave, then so be it.
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18/05/2012 14:42:00

I'm not a fan of Capello, but you can't knock his experience or his success.
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18/05/2012 14:43:00

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18/05/2012 14:55:00

I am no fan of his either....Cos his football aint that pretty and i dont want him changing the whole team setup....
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18/05/2012 15:06:00

Capello obviously has the experience and the results to warrant this position but those who know him know he will be like Jose 2.0. He is a disciplinarian..he wont brook nonsense from anyone including our board members nor Roman himself..he is not poor so he wont be impressed by big money and he is no ones yes man so rest assured if he were to come there will be conflict. Finally he is no tika Taka nor Jogo Bonito disciple..he is first and foremost a pragmatist whose football philosophy is primarily result driven and based on building teams from the back forwards. Given his age and all the above even if he were appointed you can rest assured he will probably not last the 3 yr contract he seeks as you can be sure Roman will continue his chase of pep behind his back..i just hope if he comes whenever he leaves relationships are not so frayed that he may still consider a board or DOF position..he is just the sort of person Chelsea needs in a high level administrative position if Roman is interested in having someone there with a high football IQ and extensive network contacts with experience in the International game both at club and national team levels.
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18/05/2012 15:13:00

he aint for me too old to build a dynasty now if your looking for an italian to lead the Roman empire then hang on isnt there one sitting in the managers chair right now
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18/05/2012 15:50:00

Herefordchelsea....Capello is not the dynasty building type...He is a present day type...Thats y i dnt like him....@gabeu....U av a valid point though.....Guys can u check this articule out?
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18/05/2012 15:57:00

My God. GabeU, Must you be this detailed in every response? It was KAKUfrank with the 'Article in the Article' sort of repsonse but you have taken it to a whole new level! To Capello.. For the Love of all things holy (Thanks RadioactiveD),he shouldnt be allowed anywhere near Stamford Bridge!
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18/05/2012 16:34:00

He's a better bet than RDM...
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19/05/2012 05:09:00

Not the right man even if his CV will speak for itself.
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19/05/2012 09:11:00

He would be that last one on my list of possible managers for chelsea fc.
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