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Gus Confirms Chelsea Interest

With Rafa the Gaffer walking on very unsteady ground, having already confirmed he is leaving in May, the former Chelsea favourite, Gus Poyet, has stepped forward with a few words relating to his own ambition.

Gus, doing a decent job down at Brighton and Hove Albion, attempting to lead them out of the Championship, has confirmed that he`d fancy taking over the Chelsea managerial reigns, remarking in the aftermath of Rafa`s outburst,

'That is my aim, everyone knows and I don't hide it. I want to go to the highest level and if it is in the Premier League with Chelsea then fantastic, if it is with someone else, then we shall see.'

Could Gus be the man or does he need some more experience?

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Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday March 1 2013

Time: 1:04PM

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What have you achieved Gus to warrant managing such a big club?? Babies don't run immediately, they sit, then crawl, then stand, then walk and eventually run. Achieve something first then come discuss your interest in the job
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01/03/2013 13:25:00

@Mq, what did RDM achieve before lifting the UCL and FA cup with Chelsea? nothing. Gus is really doing well at Brighton and Hove Albion.I really enjoy watching his team play and i wouldn't mind having him at Chelsea
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01/03/2013 13:34:00

Cfc is not place were coaches comes to get experience. CFC in the last few years have only employed winners. Gus is not that category yet.
jollyheart Torres
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01/03/2013 13:35:00

@palsy RDM situation is absolutely different. For RDM to accept in the 1st an assistant position after been a manager of West Brim just confirmed how much confident he has in his own abilities.
jollyheart Torres
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01/03/2013 13:40:00

The difference with Gus and rdm was rdm already had his foot in the door has assistant coach for was a natural progression when Avb lost his job to give it to someone in house who the players had worked with throughout the season instead of shall i say upsetting the apple cart and getting someone else in who would of had different ideas.
Chelsea ken
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01/03/2013 14:23:00

I like the way gus's team played us in preseason, been hearing reviews about his team, but I think he should concentrate on taking brighton out of the championship before eyeing the chelsea job, I am not saying he'll do a good job or a bad one if he is employed, but first let us see his achievements before we consider him, RDM promoted west brom atleast and played some fantastic football at some point.. Besides if he is too hasty to get this job, he should know that he won't get respect from roman, none at all bcos of his CV, which is still a tad empty
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01/03/2013 14:32:00

@Mq so who did Guardiola manage before Barca? all this talk about "what have you done to deserve a chance?" are these rules applied to players to? so we miss out on sissoko,cabaye and michu because THEY haven't done anything in the game? and then people moan when we dont go out and buy these bargins before there world class and 50 so we can grow them with the club and make them stars? doesn't this also apply with a young manager. Mq your theory holds no water what so ever. firstly Pep Guardiola was a reserve manager! THATS ALL!! sir alex before man utd was sod all from a scottish league. Arsene Wenger was a total nobody before Arsenal. So Gus Poyet is rubbish and not good enough just because he hasn't done anything major? what did Pep or wenger or sir alex before barca man utd and arsenal? before they got there chances to grow at a big club? Sorry i just don't get how you think.
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01/03/2013 15:34:00

If this whole debate is about legend worship and adulation and who should return to coach Chelsea then I'd rather see Zola take the reins than Poyet.
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01/03/2013 16:15:00

Gianfranco Zola - LEGEND.... Gustavo Pyet - LEGEND Both players made the indelible marks in the hearts of chelsea and would be welcome back here once they get their credentials up to is not the time, i'd rather we didnt have another RDM situation...Coz if Roman hired, then fired Zola for instance, it would be very serious situation i'm sure...significantly worse than the 16th minute song in honour of RDM ( even i would take up arms against such a decision) So lets leave things easy - Bring in the special one instead
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01/03/2013 16:32:00

He doesn't Dave-David, that's the problem.
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01/03/2013 16:35:00

Terry will devour him within seconds
munich Glory
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01/03/2013 16:36:00

I can see the likes of Gus and Franco having good managerial careers and they could be great for us but I don't see that they offer anything that Robbie didn't, he too could have been great for us, everything we could possibly want and for years to come. As relatively inexperienced managers, however, they will inevitably have spells where results aren't top notch (indeed any Manager will). As soon as that happened for Robbie, even though a more holistic view seemed to indicate that the Club was most definitely heading in the right direction and regenerating nicely (it was a radical and dramatic transformation in playing style carried out in the space of just one summer!), he was sacked and so we can only assume that the same would happen to a Zola, Poyet, Petrescu or whoever. I can't really see any point in that so can honestly say that I don't want them appointed.
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01/03/2013 16:45:00

@Spanish, i think Gus would offer a lot more than RDM did as he is a totally different character to Robbie. Poyet takes no crap from anyone and is a vey vocal and passionate man, whereas Robbie was quiet and more subtle. I think Poyet is more suited to a dressing room with huge big ego's and will stand up to anyone, i remember him bashing Roy Keane in the tunnel at half time and keane backing down as Poyet was like a wild man haha. I think Zola would manage the same as RDM which is sad as i think it wouldn't work at chelsea as Robbie showed. But i think Gus could be a very shrewed appointment. I like Michael Laudrup myself. The guy was probably the best creative midfielder ever in world football and he has proved to be a vey very good tactical manager now to and he learnt from one hell of a man in Cruyff. He would be my second choice behind Jose coming home
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01/03/2013 17:23:00

Gus puyet is a very good manager..he is doing a very good job at Brighton but knowing our owner and our history as Desmond would say..for him to take the Chelsea manager job would be career Harakirri. Besides that i am fairly certain that Roman will first sell Chelsea than appoint another Chelsea legend after how things went with RDM. He certainly does not like local coaches whether they be British or non British..he has never really liked anyone who got his reputation or experience in the BPL..he has always looked for persons outside the BPL to bring in. Also he clearly does not want a manager growing on the job..he wants big name ..big personality persons who are already the finished product. Gus Puyet..concentrate on your job at Brighton because as long as Roman is owner of Chelsea FC not former Chelsea player legend will ever be the club manager. For that to happen Roman will literally have to have a "born again" experience.
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01/03/2013 18:04:00

He should focus on gettin brighton promoted before dreamin of chelsea job..cfc is not a training ground where legends come to gain experience,now if he comes and get sacked in the next 2months we would certainly have a di matteo 2.0 on our hands where fans would launch another "8th" minute clappin in protest of his dismissal
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01/03/2013 18:31:00

The only Gus I want to manage Chelsea is Gus Hiddink.
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01/03/2013 19:25:00

Love u Gus... but the Chelsea job is more than just having tactical abilities or being a good manager... Gather more experience and status before coming here....
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01/03/2013 20:26:00

I'm telling you again, bielsa is the man to sort this club out for a couple of seasons. He can really start a proper youth transition with us. A madman at a mad club, is a match made in heaven. I want to see our players given a rod of dynamite up their rich backsides. Hard work they won't know the meaning of it. Passion needs to be bought back, tiki taka bielsa is the nearest we are gong to get to it. On to Gus, yes I'd love him to do the job as I'm sure we all would, but we are not ready for him, he's a bright manager, we are not a bright club. Don't ruin your career, I hope we see Gus in the PL but with Brighton, likewise Zola with Watford.
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01/03/2013 20:54:00

At least people are no longer suggesting Roberto Martinez as manager.
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01/03/2013 22:23:00

Can't forget that Gus went to Spuds and was involved in the 5-1 defeat of us in the cup game at WHL where he kissed the T*ttenham badge. Also was part of their management set-up after his playing career...he's more them than no thanks mate
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01/03/2013 23:53:00

@bluleader mate Poyet explained what happened there.firstly he only moved to spurs because raniieri fell out with him big time and had to move and wanted to stay in london with his famioly settled. second he did not kiss the badge! if you watch the video when he was leaving thew pitch he looked at raniri and showed him the badge as to say look what your missing i can still do it.he loves cfc mate
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02/03/2013 10:00:00

Poyet was a mostly attacking player from what I remember. A very passionate guy. I was very impressed when Hove beat us in preseason under his pal RDM. Their team was set up to make us pay for any mistakes made which were many. They were compact and had a midfield which we didn't have when we played them and still don't have as we failed to rid ourselves of certain player that featured that day. I wouldn't mind him but we must rid ourselves of the player power and allow him or whoever takes the job to build the team.
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02/03/2013 11:33:00

i think its a bit too early for poyet both in terms of quality of experience as well as the turmoil our club is in at the moment...first he should get brighton promoted and home his skills further in the BPL...then maybe one day he migth have a chance...although that day could be really far considering @GabeU's comment which is sooo true.
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02/03/2013 13:53:00

give him the chance to learn assistant to next manager simple
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03/03/2013 14:24:00


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