06 March 2012

Benitez joins Guardiola and Mourinho as a trainee at Chelsea bench

The British media mention Josep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho and Rafa Benítez as three of the candidates with which to replace Chelsea dreams Portuguese-Andre Villas Boas in the head coach.


José Mourinho, Rafael Benítez and Pep Guardiola are the names most sound in the English media to replace the Portuguese André Villas-Boas, dismissed in the troubled Chelsea bench.

Although the London club owner, Russian Roman Abramovich, said to be the second of Villas-Boas, former player "blue" Roberto Di Matteo, the manager of Chelsea lead the remainder of the season, the stakes are constantly and other names appear in them as the Dutchman Guus Hiddink or Italian Fabio Capello.

Villas-Boas, 34, earned a balance of twenty wins, ten draws and ten defeats in the eight months he was in front of Chelsea and left the London club in fifth place in the Premier League.

The former Porto coach, with whom she won three last year, joined Chelsea in June 2011 by thirteen million pounds (15 million euros).

Many are the fans, "blues" who want the return of José Mourinho to SW16. "The Special One" is the most successful coach who managed the club headed Roman Abramovich in the three years he commanded the Chelsea bench.

The current coach of Real Madrid has never hidden his desire to return to coaching in the Premier League and still maintains contact with some of the stars of the squad as captains John Terry and Frank Lampard or the Ivorian Didier Drogba.

Another leading candidate to succeed Villas-Boas is the Spanish Rafael Benítez, with extensive technical experience in the Premiership and the Champions League and, as Mourinho has not hidden his preference for training in England.

The good performance that could bring the most expensive signing in the history of the "blues" (60 million), Spanish Fernando Torres, is an asset in favor of coach from Madrid, currently without a team.

Benítez admitted in Dublin that would like to redirect a "big team that might struggle to win titles" and is open to listen to offers, but said he still has not received any of Chelsea.

The third name on the list of Roman Abramovich is the Spanish Josep Guardiola, coach of FC Barcelona who likes to Abramovich.

The bookmakers speculate that still has not signed the contract extension with the club "Blaugrana" but believe it will be difficult to change the good atmosphere Guardiola the Barcelona dressing room by a turbulent and complicated as the Chelsea.

It is only towards the Spanish league to where the eyes turn to when looking for possible replacements of the young Portuguese coach.

The former England manager Fabio Capello also appears in the list of possible replacements for, despite not achieving the objectives as national coach, yes he got results at both club level with Real Madrid, as with Milan, Roma and Juventus.

Dutchman Guus Hiddink, coach of Anzhi Makhachkala Russian, two well-known club where they play Spanish league such as Samuel Eto'o and Brazilian Roberto Carlos, is another of those appearing on the list of possible successors.

Hiddink has already occupied the bench at Stamford Bridge when Abramovich ceased to Luiz Felipe Scolari in February 2009 and the Dutch made ​​a good impression with both the coaching staff at Chelsea and with the Russian billionaire, with whom he still maintains a good relationship.

However, until the Russian tycoon tab does not move, Coach "blue" will be the second of Villas-Boas, Roberto Di Matteo, who himself confirmed the signing of his former assistant at West Bromwich Eddie Newton, formerly of Chelsea between 1990 and 1999. (via SPORT)