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Rafa - Dead Man Walking?

Rafa - Dead Man Walking?

The leading tabloid newspaper, in this country, has today committed to its back page an article about Rafa Benitez.

It`s jumped on the bandwagon that suggests, following our defeat to Swansea on Wednesday night, Rafa Benitez has no chance of landing the Chelsea job on a permanent basis.

However, before the anti-Rafa brigade start bouncing around with delight, they also point out that Benitez will not be removed from office before the end of the season.

Instead, it`s pointed out, Chelsea will up the ante to persuade Pep Guardiola to take over the managerial hot-seat come next summer with another newspaper (Daily Express) intimating that Roman Abramovich is preparing to sanction an £18 million a year deal to bring the Spaniard to West London.

Returning to Rafa, it seems, according tot eh tabloid, the rough reception Bruce Buck was given, by the Chelsea support over the treatment of Frank Lampard, may well have alerted Roman to the supports unhappiness with the way things are developing behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge.

However, the intimation, from the Daily Mail, relating to supporters boycotting home games until Rafa is removed form office seems, to us, to be nothing more than a piece of sensationalist journalism.

Therefore, in summary, it seems that Rafa is here for the time being, Pep is being hunted and it`s pretty much hang on to your hats and see what happens between now and May on the football side of things!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Merlin
Date:Friday January 11 2013
Time: 4:06PM

Comments

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I seriously won't advocate for rafa to be sacked mid-way to his contract, that will be setting double standards, after crying foul the way RDM was sacked, however, I think roman should pay cobham his famous visit and ask for more commitment and perhaps give a verbal support to rafa that he'll honour his contract, maybe, just maybe it will motivate the whole team, we haven't won five games in a roll since how long now?
Desmondadonis
11/01/2013 16:15:00
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I think Rafa will go. His results are confusing, to say the very least, and above all he's not welcome here. So, even if Roman wants him, his life won't be easy and ideal for him to work and deliver. In my opinion, the (possible) appointment of Guardiola, is risky as well, Certainly, his cv is remarkable, but he was in charge of exactly the same team, as his then assistant and currently head coach of Barca, Vilanova. And there is no difference. Maybe they are better this season. For me, it's an ideal time to bring back the man who knows us better than anyone on this planet. And this is mutual. Only, Jose Mourinho can get us back on track. He'd compete with the sir up there, who actually, doesn't have a challenger since Jose left us.
Blu
11/01/2013 16:21:00
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@Blu, I support your sentiments, Jose over Guardiola anyday cos he moves about with winning mentality and team onneness...
Ikdaniels
11/01/2013 16:31:00
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Guardiola for 18M - NEVER...based on managing one team successfully? (that team had also has messi, take him away and that team is an entirely different prospect re winning trophies) If you have £20, a tip for you - go and place a bet on JM being the new manager here in the Summer for 6M :)))
JohnnyOz
11/01/2013 16:40:00
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its a no brainer for me...
JohnnyOz
11/01/2013 16:41:00
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why not sign Vilanova, Barca looks better now, then with Pep, so Vilanova might be better coach. :D Well barca without coach will be the same. So lets NOT RISK WITH PEP. LET HIM PROVE HIMSELF WITH ANOTHER CLUB!
che-l3k1
11/01/2013 16:45:00
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Unfortunately I disagree with u lot on pep and mourinho, why? Well the moneybag wants pep and only pep!!! He wants us to play attacking football with a grain of tiki taka
Desmondadonis
11/01/2013 17:05:00
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18 MILLION POUNDS!!!!!! holly *****.. how many zeros are there in 18 million??? it is really cruel to spend such a huge amount of money for entertainment. that money can provide cloths for the poor people of entire sub saharan countries. i m just saying, please don't mind.
The Blue Indian
11/01/2013 17:11:00
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@ JohnnyOz. Thanks for the tips. Not that i am sure he will be appointed for the job. He doesn't like working with a technical director. Real Madrid had to let theirs go because of the difference of opinion. I wouldn't want him to have total control of players transfer. Modric as example you don't pay £30m for a squad player. a technical director would never have agreed to that.
jollyheart Torres
11/01/2013 17:15:00
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look how the lamps issue is causing damage to the club.roman dont give any contract to a playe using fans 4 his selfish needs.
mzee69
11/01/2013 17:15:00
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look how the lamps is causing damage to the club.roman dont give any contract to a playe using fans 4 his selfish needs.
mzee69
11/01/2013 17:15:00
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18 MILLION POUNDS!!!!!! holly *****.. how many zeros are there in 18 million??? it is really cruel to spend such a huge amount of money for entertainment. that money can provide cloths for the poor people of entire sub saharan countries. i m just saying, please don't mind.
The Blue Indian
11/01/2013 17:16:00
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18 MILLION POUNDS!!!!!! holly *****.. how many zeros are there in 18 million??? it is really cruel to spend such a huge amount of money for entertainment. that money can provide cloths for the poor people of entire sub saharan countries. i m just saying, please don't mind.
The Blue Indian
11/01/2013 17:22:00
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lol@ jollyheart, dont quote me on that tip bro - im just another optimistic fan at the end of the day...i just feel if you look at the managers that may be available in the summer, Jose is the one that stands out for me and it is unlikely the Chelsea fans will ever turn against him...thats how biased you lot are lol having said that he has won the league in every country he's managed in, the only problem i have with Mou is his 3 year limit to staying in a single role....hopefully he can finally break that hoodoo with us, Roman permitting...
JohnnyOz
11/01/2013 17:23:00
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Is the Fat Spanish Waitet on drugs???? @goal_int'l, Rafa Benitez explains that Fernando Torres suffered from a stomach bug in Chelsea's recent 2-0 defeat to Swansea http://m.goal.com/x/en-ng/news/3665132
munich Glory
11/01/2013 17:27:00
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also there's news flying about that Rafa has been approached for the Real job for next summer...so it could be like a trade and barter thing and we get our special boy back http://www.espn.co.uk/espn/sport/story/187788.html?CMP=OTC-RSS
JohnnyOz
11/01/2013 17:27:00
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JohnnyOz u can add total neglect of the academy to that too apart from his 3 years limit at a club, perhaps pep would spend 3 years too but I think he'll pick players or starters from the academy, that is what pep have over mou, overall mou is perhaps the most accomplished coach for the last decade
Desmondadonis
11/01/2013 17:32:00
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@Desmond...the really question to ask is when was the last time Rafa won five in a row??....the answer will live you almost breathless...i am still compiling key facts which i intend to unleash at the end of the season...Tubby cant and should not stay beyond the end of the season regardless of what happens to the team (good or bad) thats if we know what is good for us...his combination with FT9 can defo ruin this club...
layorh12
11/01/2013 17:34:00
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@JohnnyOZ, This is what Mou said himself about his short stay, that he finds it "very difficult" to stay for too long at the same club, I am Portuguese, so I am a natural explorer, a discoverer". That won't bring the stabilities we all want.
jollyheart Torres
11/01/2013 17:48:00
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@Des, you spot on. He is not know to trust academy players that much.
jollyheart Torres
11/01/2013 17:50:00
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