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Chelsea looking for a new coach

Posted on | February 11, 2009 | No Comments

If at the beginning of the season Abramovich hardly convinced Scolari to leave Portugal for Chelsea, now after only 7 months Abramovich changed his mind and sack the Brazilian.

guus hiddink

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Abramovich promised at the beginning of the season that he will be patient with the results and that Scolari will have all the support.

Chelsea are on a disappointing fourth place in Premier League, and managed to qualify to Champions League second round only in the last group game after beating 2-1 CFR Cluj.

Despite having the support of his players the negative results from last month and especially the draw with Hull City led to his dismissal. Abramovich has to pay Scolari around €10 million as compensation but this is not a problem for the Russian. The same happened with Mourinho and Grant.

If in the case of Mourinho the reason is clear, lately they could not stand each other, in Avram Grant case the reason is unknown because with him Chelsea finished second in Premier League and lost to penalties against Manchester in Champions League final.

Now Abramovich is looking for a coach and on top of the list are Frank Rijkaard, Roberto Mancini and Guus Hiddink. Abramovich would prefer Hiddink which is very appreciated by the Russian after latest results with Russia at last year European Championship.

Hiddink would take charge at Chelsea until summer with the option to extend the contract if the results will be as expected. In this four months Hiddink would receive approximately €3.5 million.



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