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Guardiola: The best thing to happen since Mou.

I caught an interesting news item on twitter that Roman is prepared to offer an insane 22million dollars yearly salary to Pep for the Chelsea job.

While baffled to what Pep could possibly do to justify this huge amount, I can't put it past our Roman to come up with this type of move / news. (Torres comes to mind).

That Roman can go to any length to get what he wants is no longer news to Chelsea fans but I can see a silver lining in this whole episode.

If Roman gets Guardiola, one of the key things I suspect, hope, and pray he asks for would be to have total control of the club. Players, transfers, etc.

While Guardiola's transfer policies do not actually fill me with great excitement (he has had some poor ones most noticeably the Eto`o + cash / Ibra foolishness), it would still be a welcome development in my opinion to the mad house policy currently on display at the Bridge.

I seriously doubt that Pep would give Torres more than a few games before benching the joker for good. And I am also hoping that if forced to choose between Pep and Torres, Pep would win out. But then, one never knows with Roman.

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Writer: Dwonder Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday January 12 2013

Time: 11:16AM

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I share your sentiments. I've read similar reports. since last year stating that Roman is prepared to give Pep "carte blanche" in all football affairs. I wait in anticipation.
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12/01/2013 11:25:00

If he is willing to give full control to a manager I would rather us get Jose mourinho back! We really haven't got a clue how Guardiola will work out outside of barca! He might turn out to be the next mourinho at Chelsea or the next AVB! With Jose we know him inside out,he is a Chelsea fan and has the club in his heart already. Knows the club,players,staff and even all the tea ladies. And one thing Jose mourinho garuantees you is trophies! And if no trophies at least Stamford bridge would become a fortress again and we would scare teams that come to the bridge not like these days where there rather play us at home than at there own ground. So all in all if full control is being handed to a manager i hope it is mourinho.
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12/01/2013 11:59:00

i want pep but not for that much money....butttt who cares its not mine...bring on peppp
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12/01/2013 12:32:00

If any of you believe this nonsense of Roman giving total and complete control of his beloved chelsea to any coach even Pep then contact me i have an island in the pacific to sell you. Who are we kidding here..if Pep actually believes that baloney then i cannot wait for him to come to us fail miserably and get the pink slip like all the others before him. If pep were wise he would realize that if something seems too good to be true it invariably is. 22million a year to coach any team is ludricous and i know Pep himself knows that..this peaks of nothing but desperation and one should be very very wary of a very wealthy man acting out of desperation. For that kind of money the man will reasonably want results and high level result too. We know that Roman is no Job as far as patience. can any of you seriously imagine Roman paying any coach that kind of money and sitting pat with the team winning nothing for 1 year, 2 years or even three..let us not kid ourselves..there is no such thing as coach having total control at chelsea in the Abramovic era..that is an oxymoron.
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12/01/2013 12:45:00

Mou instead... He's a genius; hw's simply the best in the world. His transfers; Ferreira,Essien,Mikel,Balack,Cavalho and host of others served us well and the the number of players he bought that flopped were not that much
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12/01/2013 12:47:00

Do you seriously think Pep is a better manager then say AVB or Rafa or Mou or Hiddink or Capello or whoever? If it were up to me (and it isn't) I would do my best to get Vicente del Bosque.
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12/01/2013 12:50:00

Guardiola is untested anywhere other than Barca where he took over a team ready made for success so he is a bigger risk even than AVB was (though he ain't doing so bad just now). The Tsar will never give total control to anyone, Guardiola knows that so he is more likely to go to PSG or Citeh. To be honest I find it hard to see that there will ever be a sensible leadership of the club under this owner and we will just continue to lurch from manager to manager while the owner searches for a holy grail that even he can't define.
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12/01/2013 13:16:00

Yay bring on the 100 "passes in the back and midfield before we attack the goal" trainer! Spanish football has to be the worlds most bornig thing
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12/01/2013 13:56:00

I won't mind any coach as long as he plays the academy players and win us some shinning ones, mou is fine by me and pep is also fine by me now that I think of it, mourinho was not tested in the BPL when he was at porto and he took the PL by storm and is still having the best record till date with the highest point of winning the league, so we should stop the he is not tested in the BPL stuff now (I am a fan of that quote though), dave-david have summed it up, he might work out and might not work out, the edge mou has over him is that, he is tested and already tried in the BPL emerging as a multiple winner, he'll approach the job without pressure, but pep on the other hand will be on huge pressure without magic messi and the english media clutching at his coat tails, snapping like mastiffs at his tail end anytime there is a furor
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12/01/2013 14:31:00

Well there is always a first time for everything including wait for it..... giving full control to a new world class manager. I mean Peps record speaks for itself. Don't you think Abramovic is tired of the managerial merry go round too? Don't you think if he finds the right fit he might actually relax and watch the proceeds roll in? I mean our very fierce Rival Wenger goes on record stating that Pep can actually be a hit in the EPL and at Chelsea. Love him or hate him he has a point. Pep can very well be the missing cog that completes the CFC machine.
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13/01/2013 07:25:00

Buying Ibra was not foolish, it's just the 1 game vs Arsenal where Messi played better at CF than Ibra that Ibra was benched indefinitely and he wanted out, which was also a plus for the club given how much he was earning. Ibra could fit in just about any team besides Barca and Madrid if he didn't have ridiculous salary demands and an ego the size of everest
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13/01/2013 13:21:00

Why does everyone allude to that transfer as Pep's?? *smh* Ibra didn't get along with Pep, how would you expect Pep to play and keep a player who he doesn't get along with, who didn't truly justify his talent because he was more individual than team (Barca's philosophy)?? *lets not be biased out of hatred here
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13/01/2013 13:25:00

Mourinho is ruining Madrid. The atmosphere there is poisonous and he did it.
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13/01/2013 18:32:00

The stage is set by Manchester City for him to join them in the summer, which means we need to look for another target for the manager in the summer
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14/01/2013 08:56:00

But I would not like to see Mou coming back since we now need to plan for a longer time with a manager
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14/01/2013 08:57:00

It will be like going backwards, if we ever appoint Jose as Manager. We need someone who can take us forward, not bring us down.
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15/01/2013 08:53:00

When Mourinho leaves a team, do you know how long it takes to erase the Mourinhomania in that team? Ask Porto, chelsea, Inter and now Madrid when he happens to leave
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15/01/2013 12:26:00


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