Having just been appointed in the summer to replace Avram Grant, who had himself only been in the job a few months before, Scolari has been sacked by Chelsea. Ray Wilkins is set to take over for the time being until a replacement is found.
Earlier today, Chelsea captain John Terry was critical of their performances, saying sorry to the fans who fork out up to £64 a ticket. “I apologise to the fans because our performances at home and away have not been good enough and we have not been putting on the performances which give their ticket value for money,” he said. Considering Chelsea have won just 6 of their 13 home games this season, with sides like City and Fulham enjoying a better time at home than Scolari’s men, that apology from Terry couldn’t come soon enough!
Chelsea have now gone through three managers in sixteen months and are currently occupying the last Champions League spot, with Villa, Liverpool and us all ahead of them. Having played a game less than the blues, we are still seven points clear of them, which could disastrously become a ten point gap if we are to win our game in hand.
Former Barcelona boss, Frank Rijkaard, is still out of work, so might be a contender. Avram Grant has hilariously been linked with a return, whilst Zola just this week announced he would not leave West Ham for Chelsea. But then what about Tony Adams, I hear he’s looking for a job!
I guess it’s just between us and Liverpool now…