They were expected to be one of the title contenders but Chelsea now find themselves fourth in the league, seven points off the top and without a manager after sacking Luis Felipe Scolari.
The booing Stamford Bridge faithful will be happy after Chelsea sacked the World Cup winning manager.
Chelsea fans booed their team off after Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Hull, after which assistant manager Ray Wilkins claimed it was okay for supporters to boo them as they work hard for their money. Shows the mentality of them doesn’t it?
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Scolari only took over in the summer, replacing Avram Grant – who was dismissed despite leading Chelsea to within a penalty kick of being Champions of Europe and to a second place finish in the Premier League. Grant of course took over after Jose Mourinho was sacked after two seasons where he won back-to-back league titles. And now Grant is being lined up for a return to Chelsea, according to Sky Sports News (no, it’s not April 1st!).
TIA Comment: Despite Rafa having received criticism from some supporters lately, including some articles here on TIA, it’s pleasing to know our club wouldn’t react in such a small-time manner by sacking an accomplished coach like Benitez or Scolari at a key stage of the season. Scolari came across as an honest man, honest enough to admit when they weren’t good enough or that Bosingwa should have been sent off the other week, he seemed to have class, unlike the club which have now sacked him. Dignity, loyalty and respect are things which cannot be bought.
Reports Harry Redknapp has put himself forward for a new challenge at a “bigger” club are yet to be confirmed. Tim Sherwood should be appearing on Setanta soon though to offer his coaching wisdom.