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Is Poyet the Man?

With Pep Guardiola having decided that Bayern Munich were a far better option than Chelsea, the quest to uncover who might be our next manager continues.

However, one possible source that needs to be monitored, as they always seem to be ahead of the game in situations like these, is the local bookmakers.

To that effect, we`ve been informed that Coral have suspended betting on Gus Poyet being the next manager of Chelsea Football Club.

It seems that the Brighton and Hove Albion manager, on the back of comments such as,

"The problem is Chelsea is too big to say no."

"So I think most managers would take it anyway."

With big money being placed on Gus, is the Uruguayan destined to become the next manager in the Chelsea hot-seat.

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

The Journalist

Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 31 2013

Time: 4:36PM

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The first question we should ask is that is he experienced enough? Is he really tactically sound? Does he have any coaching experience in the EPL? We can't bring any tom dick and harry to manage chelsea, what we need is someone who knows what he is doing and who will get roman's attention when needed, someone that won't hesitate to drop underperforming players without fearing a backlash from roman or fans, by the way after the way we treated his team mate in rdm, I wonder if he'll be enthusiatic to face the challenge or shy off on a potential career damage
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31/01/2013 17:03:00

Another legend sacking in the making? If i were RA , i'd stay away from appointing another legend of this status until they'd earned their spurs properly and been successful managing another team in the premiership. He will have learned that fans dont forget their legends so you cant just hire and fire them as you would with other managers. Gus scored a number of very important goals for us and quite a few worldies too..:) What we need now is Jose Mourinho and only him. Failing that then perhaps we should be looking at this Laudrup fella, i like the look of his team not only going forward like they were good at last year, but defensively the spine of that team is so vastly improved...I suppose Moyesy also gets a shout as a back up.
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31/01/2013 17:16:00

I would have serious reservations about this. I like Gus, he was a great player for us and I love the way he is carving out a reputation for himself in management and has been prepared to learnt he ropes and serve his apprenticeship in the lower leagues. He could become a great Manager but with the way things are at Chelsea, there is no reason to assume that he would be given any more time than Bobby (I could have been describing him above) - it is painful enough to keep watching ourselves hit the self destruct button but in recent months I have discovered that it's more painful still when it involves treating a club legend so badly, one who might genuinely have been able to build something and take us forward for years to come.
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31/01/2013 17:42:00

Gus..dont do it..for your sake and for ours..not even Roman promises the world..dont do it..i have seen no evidence that anything has changed about how our decision makers think and run the club..we dont need that kind of heartache ..honestly. At this point the only two men we should be considering if they will have us are Gus Hiddink or Jose. Virtually all the others who have the pedigree and experience would refuse us anyway.
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31/01/2013 18:35:00

Laudrup like other sensible managers will not come to chelsea. These guys are trying to build a career,not destroy it. RDM inherited the job,had an amazing run and you can understand why he believed he could do it.
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31/01/2013 18:46:00

I agree with gabeu on this one, I think the only coach with pedigree who would be brave enough to rise up to chelsea's managerial challenge are those two, hiddink and jose, or perhaps both, hiddink as director of football and mou as coach, but would mou like to work with guus without clashing?
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31/01/2013 19:20:00

i believe i mentioned gus a while ago however we need a man of experience and not an ex player we get too attached to them and when it goes wrong well look at it now
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31/01/2013 19:33:00

hiddink is the man ... guys where is laurent blanc now ???
haji ahmed
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31/01/2013 21:54:00

Hiddink will be Chelsea manager this summer.
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31/01/2013 22:35:00

Gus who?? The only Guus i want to hear about is hiddink,a man who know his onion,has got an outstandin pedigree,a great personality and above all a great relationship with roman..not some ex-player who is still learning his trade in the championship and when he gets sacked at the slightest blip the Bluenation goes ballistic...
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31/01/2013 22:39:00

Why do people keep saying Guus should be appointed as sporting director? What makes you think the management is dissatisfied with Emenalo? With all the signings he has made? Seriously! I say he has done quite well in my book. If Guus returns, it is as manager of CFC.
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01/02/2013 06:27:00

Hiddink is vastly experienced, and has the pedigree to be a better DOF than emenalo, in a room filled with sporting directors, do u think emenalo would be listened to? When rummenigge, galliani,tixi begristian, hoeness etc are talking people listen because of who they are and what they have achieved in their respective careers, nobody is saying emenalo is not making good purchases, but being a DOF is not all about buying players, the job description is more demanding than scouting for suitable players all around the globe......... Chelsea scouts needs to be given the hairdryer treatment once in a while, imagine in a whole transfer window, they didn't even report or link us to any unknown or known player that can do a decent job for us, either temporarily or permanently with all the talents in south america, asia and europe, I can't help being envious of castle's scouts, manutd and arsenal they are decent in their jobs
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01/02/2013 06:48:00

Do we even have scouts?? They just go on holiday in the carribean island or bahamas and wait for other club scout to discover a player then u see them join the chase or better still just pick up an established player,identify them as potential targets...those guys are wastin roman's money,our scoutin network should be overhauled
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01/02/2013 07:42:00

How sure are we that Hiddink will be free and willing to join in any capacity? We should be getting tired of dreaming in vain.
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01/02/2013 08:03:00

Hiddink has backtracked on his retirement claims. I would in effect appoint two managers. Guus hiddink, for two years as manager building the squad to compete so that the new manager is ready to take over down the line. Gus poyet is the other manager appointed, he stays on loan at Brighton for 2 seasons, they get into the premier league (hopefully) and then he has two full years as a pl manager. He then steps in and takes over. Hiddink goes upstairs and sits on a board made up in a similar way to that of Bayern, and stability reigns supreme. During this time messus gourlay and buck are relegated to business duties like finding sponsorships and corporate duties and emenalo becomes the coach of the cfc ladies team of which he's had experience before. Poyet gets time and support because hiddink and our new look board made up of supporters and former players are willing to give him it.
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01/02/2013 08:34:00

All the biggest sides have powerful DOF's, galliani at Milan, hoeness at Bayern, Leonardo at PSG, tixi now at man city, zidane at Real. We've got Michael emenalo, who strikes fear into them all!!
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01/02/2013 08:37:00

how about avram grant as DOF and rafa handling chelsea job next summer....It would be the biggest nightmare of all time...even greater than the world comming to an end...
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01/02/2013 09:02:00

Mark hughes,anyone??
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01/02/2013 09:10:00

And you think Emenalo isn't doing his job? Giving scouts the hairdryer treatment? Dude he is building his reputation and with time he will be world reknown. The reason why we don't appreciate our academy graduates is because non have been given the chance to prove themselves. Kakuta and Josh anyone? If these youngsters were Barca or Arsenal lads they'd be wooed by clubs all over. As long as we continue to loan our talent and spend vast sums on established players, we will continue to underrate our products to the degree that even Hidinks presence as DOF won't change the status quo.
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01/02/2013 11:27:00

Gus the man, be it Poyet or hiddink. But still Moyes sound good
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01/02/2013 11:52:00

Traykidd: good point, that is why I am proposing the 7 man board made up of those who know about these things. All young teams are built on stability at management level and with the philosophy to do so. I'm also suggesting that hiddink be manager for two years build the team with the backbone of mata, Oscar, hazard, de bruyne, lukaku, Romeu and piazon, ready for when the new guy comes in. That way the structure is in place and can be built on. In 2 years after hiddink retires upstairs, think of what a klopp could do with this squad and mentality. He could make our squad like arsenals only we win trophies!
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01/02/2013 15:25:00

Maybe that can work Blue
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02/02/2013 09:20:00


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