June 9, 2019 at 3:15 pm #1757981
67, not sure who Sports Bet are mate and perhaps I’ve got the wrong end of the stick,the 1-33 on Frank is a massive differential to Sky Bets 1-6 on though.
Whatever way you look at it though Frank is odds on. That’s probably driven by the expectation of a Frank appointment but are those expectations right?
Guess we’ll know soon enough but probably not before Sarri has definitely joined Juve.June 9, 2019 at 11:49 pm #1758091
no mate that is $1.00 invested for $1.33 return or 1/3 on.June 10, 2019 at 12:42 am #1758092
67, ha, ha, I thought I must have got the wrong end of the stick.
I always quote SkyBet for consistency. I’m not sure it’s as done a deal as the odds suggest.
Be good to get it all sorted out ASAP though as well as the transfer ban one way or tother. Big Pete too? Cheers 999June 10, 2019 at 6:32 pm #1758330
Tell you what he’s not in the betting and I know he’s not everyone’s cup of tea but with Sarri due to join Juve within the next 24 hours we could do a lot worse than appoint Rafa and he’s not tied to any lengthy contract either.June 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm #1758341
Agreed 999,we could do a lot worse getting the Spanish waiter to come back if Sarri takes up the Juve post,I thought Benitez done a stirring job steadying the the ship on an interim basis and was unlucky not to be offered the job proper the last time he was here.Failing that,I’m skeptical about a ‘third time lucky’ going for Jose again…still an ok manager but he looks a bit ‘sterile’ and ‘spent’ nowJune 10, 2019 at 7:22 pm #1758346
Forgot to say that Lampard is still to green for the Chelsea hotseat,he needs to cut his teeth at a lower eschelon club to gain experience befpre tackling a bigger club like Chelsea imo…from succesful Chelsea player the manager job at Chelsea has come a bit too soon imo,just don’t think he’d have the same impact at the momentJune 10, 2019 at 7:59 pm #1758353
Agree mtal I don’t think Jose is a busted flush and at the right Club I think he will have an impact but personally I wouldn’t go back to him for a third time.June 11, 2019 at 8:05 am #1758401
“Former Benfica boss Jorge Jesus has reportedly turned down an offer to replace Maurizio Sarri as Chelsea manager.”
Sounds like fake news to me.😊June 11, 2019 at 8:57 am #1758415
Jesus is 65 years old, we should go for a young manager who can identify with the younger talent of which we have so many. Sarri is leaving today so we must move quick.June 11, 2019 at 10:25 am #1758448
I know there are obstacles but this club trend of waiting till the last possible moment to hire or fire or make a final decision is not good, there must be so much for a new manager to do even though the players are not there for some time still.June 11, 2019 at 11:26 am #1758482
Rumours abound of a potential Rafa appointment. I know he doesn’t float everyone’s boat but I would be more than happy with that. Surely we won’t be that smart though. 🙂June 11, 2019 at 12:14 pm #1758509
999, I agree mate. While Rafa isn’t the sort of hire that’s going to get everyone excited, he could well be the perfect manager to steer us through the position we find ourselves in. A good tactician, will work with the youth and returning loanees, and has a wealth of experience. Giving him a 2-year contract with a view to Lampard taking over afterward would make a hell of a lot of sense.June 11, 2019 at 12:17 pm #1758512
Hire Rafa, keep Zola and pinch Jody Morris. I’d be happy with that!June 11, 2019 at 12:18 pm #1758513
From Sarri to Benitez… seriously downbeat about this news if true. Really troubling that club appear not to have learnt from the Sari appointment in having fans onside.
Oh well, as I said earlier in the year, careful for what you wish for.June 11, 2019 at 1:07 pm #1758536
I am all for Lampard, but not for Benitez. I think his affiliation with Liverpool in the past is just too difficult for the fans. Even though he won Europa with us. IMO choosing Benitez is not a step forward. It’s just to steadying the ship. We need more than that. We need to develop the youngsters with the transfer ban. We need to have an ambition to compete with Liverpool and City in 2 or 3 years. Benitez won’t bring us to relegation battle for sure as Lampard may due to his inexperience. But this is time where we need to start afresh, anew. Let’s take a bit more risk, it’s already risky anyway as we lost Hazard and we face the transfer ban.June 11, 2019 at 1:13 pm #1758538
Roman, I think that may be a key point and in reality I’m not sure that Abramovich would take another risk on a potentially unpopular Manager.June 11, 2019 at 7:52 pm #1758619
The odds have moved a bit with the speculation re Rafa who is now second favourite behind Frank Lampard who is still odds on but has slipped back marginally in the betting.
Latest SkyBet Odds 11/06
Nuno Espírito Santo
Erik ten Hag
Meanwhile Frank is pictured in London lunching with Didier Drogba?June 12, 2019 at 9:20 am #1758688
Rafa coming back would be the equivalent of being comfortable in walking through the open door of a lion’s den and hoping to come out in one piece. I am certain when he left last time his self esteem would have already taken a battering with the attitude of the Chelsea fans to him being there. Why on earth would he come back a second time when he was shown little appreciation or respect for what he and his players achieved.June 12, 2019 at 1:56 pm #1758812
Leaked that Chelsea are away to Southampton on the first weekend. How does this happen? Probably a load of rubbish as I seem to remember this happening in years gone by. If true though, not sure how tough that will be as I would always prefer a home match to start with but at least it is not City or Liverpool so new manager, whoever he or she is get a reasonable start.June 12, 2019 at 2:06 pm #1758820
The Sun says that Chelsea made a last attempt to convince Sarri to stay. But do we really want him to stay? Does he really want to stay, himself?
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