Thursday, September 20, 2007

Chelsea Heartache

I'm still reeling from the news about Jose Mourinho leaving Chelsea FC, especially since his major staffers (including assistant coach Baltemar Brito, fitness coach Rui Faria, scout Andre Villas and goalkeeper coach Silvino Louro) are leaving with him!

Taking Mourinho's place for now will be Chelsea's director of football, Avram Grant and assistant coach, Steve Clarke.

I mainly blame Chelsea's Russian billionaire owner, Roman Abramovich, for this crap. Among other things, he forced Mourinho to buy Michael Ballack and Andriy Schevchenko, who didn't do enough for the squad last season. In just 3 short years of service, Mourinho will probably be remembered as Chelsea's greatest manager; why did Roman have to give him so much grief?!?!

In any case, as if all of this drama doesn't hurt enough, Chelsea has a huge AWAY game against Manchester United this Sunday (8am PST on FSC).

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