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Pep`s Preference!

Pep`s Preference!

If Chelsea does have a master-plan whereby Pep Guardiola is seen as our long term salvation then the suited gentlemen that run the club may want to steer clear of the tabloids this morning.

It would appear that Pep has decided that he would like to manage a Premier League club but not us. Indeed, Pep has decreed, if the tabloids are correct, that his preferred destination would be the managerial hot-seat at Manchester City!

Now what is it about putting all your eggs in one basket?

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

Date:Sunday January 13 2013
Time: 12:46PM


i'm quite sure he will join city next season.they are more stabil, and also have a barca type player such as silva,aguero,tevez, and nasri to play the barca way...
Chelsea n Torres Fan
13/01/2013 12:55:00
Personally I don't rate him so highly and I wouldn't mind to see us go for other coaches since he has decided to go to City.... We could get Hiddink to guide one of our legend like Terry or Lampard for this role....
13/01/2013 13:03:00
We'll be fine with Rafa especially if we get him the " depth" he so speaks eloquently about needing ;)
13/01/2013 13:06:00
Pep/Jose is not the end of the world there are other good young managers who can do a good job. I like Conte, his Juventus side remind me of old Chelsea. >>>>Pep's Philosophy: WIN THE BALL BACK WITHIN 5 SECONDS. Klopp's Philosophy: HAVE A SHOT AT THE OPPOSITION'S GOAL WITHIN 5 PASSES. Jose's Philosophy: TO LEAVE THE CLUB WITHIN 3 YEARS, WINNING SOMETHING, AND LEAVING THE CLUB IN DEEP SH*T FOR NEW CHALLENGES.
13/01/2013 13:10:00
Even if we don't get Pep, there's other Managers who haven't worked with Messi but have delivered " amazing" results thus far, such as Klopp (they finished above Madrid with a squad that cost 60% of Ronaldo alone, although I don't see Klopp leaving) Simeon (he's done well thus far, and getting him with Falcao will help us a great deal given how well they've combined) Pellegrini (Madrid erred in sacking him, they haven't improved much for all the money they paying Mourinho and Pellegrini has, in the last 5 years, " built" two teams, Villareal who collapsed after he left and Malaga)
13/01/2013 13:11:00
LoL well said B2K :)
13/01/2013 13:16:00
Not too sure on Conte, after all that match fixing business I don't want him anywhere near England.
13/01/2013 13:36:00
If this is true i am rejoicing for two reasons; 1. It should be a lesson to roman and his amigos that wildly throwing money at everything is not the way to run a club..hopefully this should teach them that there is something to be said about stability, a proper adminstrative structure as well as having a board that actually has some true football minds 2. The pep bubble will either grow or burst spectalularly and we wont have to be involved. City have won the FA cup and the BPL with Mancini, with all that money and their structure as well as relatively patient owners Pep will be defined there by what he achieves in the champions league. If he cannot at least replicate Mancinis success and do better than him in the champions league then it will be clear that it was the players at Barca not the anything special about Pep that won them all that glory during his time there. As for us only God knows..if we fire Rafa i think we will have a major problem finding any half decent coach. Roman's money is not that great an incentive anymore..there are several clubs out there who can offer just as much money (maybe even more) and are far better set up with better job security. Furthermore for the best coaches out there money is not the major incentive that drives them anyway. This summer will be very interesting.
13/01/2013 14:20:00
Pep going to city? Well its possible, when u see their setup with ex barca chiefs at their helms of affairs, all we need to do is finish above city and have a stable team that has more quality than city and pep would go where his job will be easier in terms of playing personnel, but I think city might truly be his destination
13/01/2013 14:35:00
klopp is the manager we need
Blue India
13/01/2013 14:57:00
@GabeU: Like Harry said, "Only a Dope would fail at Chelsea". Don't worry about Rafa we will sign some other manager who has CL experience or not. AVB failed because of certain players not giving him a chance, he is doing well at Spurs. PEP will go to Man City or I would like him to go there. Jose I don't want he wants to be in the media all the time, he might poke a Ref's eye (You never know).
13/01/2013 14:59:00
Chelsea should not and most likely will not hire Jose, I'd rather we keep Rafa instead because @least he won't antagonize the opposition managers like Jose did, well maybe except Sir Alex LoL
13/01/2013 15:21:00
let lampard be our next manager. He is an intelligent man.
Blue India
13/01/2013 15:24:00
lamps has led to firing of a few managers let him get fired for a change
Blue India
13/01/2013 15:25:00
What if the tabloid is wrong about this?? Pep hasn't said anything to the media so there's a chance he could go anywhere. @GABEU that you would say something tantamount to wishing the club bad is all wrong, these are the man who make the clubs decisions and here you are basically "wishing" them bad...*smh
13/01/2013 15:28:00
13/01/2013 15:28:00
As its always quiet on a Sunday and the sun need to make something up then this is an eye catching headline. Anyway as pep hasn't actually said anything to anyone I find that hard to believe. Although I hope roman has a back up plan as it will take a whole lot of persuading to get him. Perhaps we should get Mancini then as manager if he does leave, who else is going to take the job. We don't want rafa to stay, Jose won't come back, Klopp will stay in Germany, if Mancini is available then I'm sorry we should look at it because there maybe no one else.
13/01/2013 15:45:00
I always feel a great deal of comfort each time i read a pep not coming to chelsea story, cause having pep in place of rafa would be like swaping eto for Ibra whilst adding 20mill on top! total flop this pep!
pego sama
13/01/2013 15:51:00
I have always said he'd never subject himself to Roman's whimsy. Too much flux and interference by Roman at CFC. City are where the money is and where he would find the kind of players he could just fit into...he doesn't want to work too hard...he didn't have to at Barca...the players made his reputation for him. I am not convinced he would have the same success in the EPL.
13/01/2013 15:53:00
Anyway Italians have always worked at Chelsea. Zola, vialli, robbie both as players and managers and ancelotti.
13/01/2013 16:05:00
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