Chelsea ‘consider Ramos’ as Blues meet to discuss Mourinho

Date published: Wednesday 16th December 2015 11:50

Juande Ramos: Shock name being considered by Chelsea

Juande Ramos: Shock name being considered by Chelsea

Juande Ramos is the shock candidate being considered as a potential caretaker manager by Chelsea should they decide to sack Jose Mourinho before the end of the season.

The club’s executives will spend Wednesday deliberating with Roman Abramovich over Mourinho’s future, with the discussions believed to centre on whether to dismiss the manager immediately or allow him to take the team for Saturday’s Premier League match against Sunderland.

Ramos, who won the 2008 League Cup for Tottenham when beating Avram Grant’s Chelsea in the final, is currently out of work after leaving Ukrainian club Dnipro last season. The Times says owner Roman Abramovich is “extremely reluctant” to sack Mourinho despite a disastrous run of form which has left the club one point above the relegation zone with nine defeats in 16 league games. However, according to the paper, Ramos has emerged as a shock contender to step in, along with Dutchman Guus Hiddink who won the FA Cup in an interim role for Chelsea in 2009. The Daily Express, meanwhile, claims Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is also under consideration. The Daily Mail claimed Mourinho’s future is being discussed by the Chelsea board on Wednesday, with debate centering on whether to sack him or give him the chance to manage the side against Sunderland at the weekend. The Sun, meanwhile, claimed a player revolt at Stamford Bridge could lead to Mourinho being axed, with a number of senior stars reportedly unhappy with the manager’s preferential treatment of Diego Costa.

The Times’ story, however, comes as a real surprise, although Abramovich was fearless when appointing Grant as a caretaker and also Rafa Benitez in the 2012-13 season, neither of whom would have been the choice of fans.

Ramos, for all his success at Sevilla where he twice won the UEFA Cup, would be a similarly left-field choice as his reputation has diminished after failed spells with Tottenham and Real Madrid.

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    Juande Ramos is the shock candidate being considered as a potential caretaker manager by Chelsea should they decide to sack Jose Mourinho.

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    Read the article and see nothing in it at all. The guy failed at Spurs (enough said…!!), left his last job and as far as I can tell, has not worked since

    Really do not see Chelsea pursuing this one

    Seems more like press speculation than anything else to me. KTBFFH


    No Ramos please. I think it’s clear that Carlo Ancelotti is the best candidate available out there



    Reading today that Pep has agreed to leave Bayern at the end of the season and Carlo will take over at Bayern…? KTBFFH



    Could be quite a merry-go-round in the summer. Chelsea, Man United, Man City, Bayern, Real Madrid and others potentially all looking for a new manager.



    The problem with foreign ownership is their dependence upon the local club’s top management and maybe some so-called “consultants” in whatever capacity they’ve been given to make decisions. There will always be at any club within the management hierarchy those that agree and those that do not agree with the choice of the club’s manager. It therefore becomes a case of who has the more convincing voice / is the more influential in the whole process of determining the fate of a manager.

    I prefer local owners like Silvio Berlusconi, Massimo Moratti, Florentino Perez and their predecessors who have their own vision of what they believe the club should aspire to. Thus the sacking of a manager is solely in the hands of one person who is not wholly influenced by the club’s supporters nor the management caretakers of the club. In this case, Abramovich should have taken a stance of either sacking Mourinho or giving him until the end of the season to right the ship so to speak much earlier in the process. Sacking him now would of course show the public that he admits his mistake of hiring Mourinho in the first place let alone giving him an extension to his original contract.

    Where then is the “project” that they spoke of at the beginning of Mourinho’s 2nd appointment. It stands to reason that the “project” would take some years to complete. Along those lines, surely Abramovich could have insisted Mourinho play youth players with great potential seeing as he had invested quite heavily in the youth academy. This would have ensured continuity of the talent required to keep Chelsea in the hunt for the top spot in the Premier League.

    With regards to Mourinho I believe they should give him the opportunity to finish the whole season as long as they don’t languish in the relegation zone when the season is 3/4 completed. Caretaker managers like Hiddink, Grant, Ramos will always be available since (if I may be perfectly blunt) they don’t have consistency in winning and thus decisions to sack a manager can always be taken at a later date. It is a temporary position in any case.

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