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has been sacked
There's a job going at Leicester. Coincidence? I think not.
Chelsea Football Club can confirm that Avram Grant has had his contract as manager terminated today (Saturday, May 24). This follows meetings over the last two days.
Everybody at Chelsea FC would like to thank Avram for his contribution since taking over as manager last September.
We will now be concentrating all our efforts on identifying a new manager for Chelsea and there will be no further comment until that appointment is made.
if he fails to win the EPL and Champs League he'll be sacked?
i liked Avram Grant a lot - more than Jose "I'm Great, Me" Mourinho anyway. i hope chelsea disintegrate slowly
leaves Chelsea=New Leeds United?
Abramovich's money actually wasn't a donation, but an interest free loan. so, if he decides he wants the £700m odd back, then new leeds is a bit of an understatement. apparently they'd have 18 months to find the money
There are not enough sofas in all of Chelsea to riffle through to find that kinda change!
considering they can;t even fill there own stadium.
yeah true, their books showed they are £760m in debt and £40m of that debt relates to older bsuiness, pre-Russian. £720m loan from the Russian, though he has put £500m in a trust fund, so if he decided to pull out, they wouldn't be as fucked as suggested, just enough to see them relegated to the 3rd and having to ground share with Brentford, which to be honest I'd prefer rather than them just evaporating into nothing.
finding a buyer for the club in those circumstances
its a completely meaningless statement. the guy owns the club outright. if he suddenly decided that he wanted all his money back then sure, the club would go bankrupt. but then he wouldn't get his money back and he wouldn't have a football club anymore.
the only way it could be an issue would be if he sold it to someone else, but no-one would buy the club under such conditions.
ergo, whether it is a donation or loan is completely irrelevant; it could only do massive amounts of harm to abramovich if he decided to call in the loan.
Where do I sign?
he could've won the FA Cup Final, the Champions League Final, and clawed his way to the Premier League title, and he still would've either been moved upstairs, or pushed out the door, come the end of the season
You're right though. He was never for keeps.
Not popular with the fans and not incredibly so with the players plus he won nothing, yes he did a great job bringing Chelsea back into contention on three fronts but Abramovich wants silverware and has an itchy trigger finger.
which was won by SPURS.
though it would mean eriksson's last three bosses:
A morally questionable oligarch who acquired his wealth through rather "suspicious means"
A former dictator noted for numerous human rights violations during his rule and who according to amnesty international is responsible for thousands of deaths
and the FA
and the one I really wanted comes available the next day. I'd have ruined those cunts for free.
Ah well, goes to show that club is a joke, a fuckin' billionaires plaything, to do with as he pleases, and hopefully he'll get bored and leave them high and dry and following the Leeds School of Joke Outfits.
ten hundred billion spent every summer with less and less success to show for it
people were calling for his head as far back as the carling cup final, it was only a matter of time before he would get his p45. personally i don't most chelsea fans ever really gave the guy a chance. actually, you could say about any manager who possibly could have replaced the so called "special one".
1) Counting the league (which you essentially can, seeing how it finished), Grant lost 3 finals in one season. 3. Count them.
2) The way that the team played under Grant was, to be frank, God awful. We were lucky to have been in contention for anything this season.
3) Bless the poor sod, he should NEVER have been appointed manager in the first place. He never had the ability or credentials required of a big club.
4) Barring League Cup games and possibly Champions League games against relatively small opposition in the early stages, Chelsea have absolutely no problems filling Stamford Bridge. You want proof? Try and get a ticket. Figures on attendance will back me up here too.
5) The Abramovich situation has been massively overstated by those who, for their own and sometimes legitimate reasons, love to hate Chelsea. Look at how much the man earns a year, and the debts he has been owed by other sports clubs for years, as well as their occassional underperformance over an extended period of time. There is no reason to think he'll walk away at all, and even if he did, the money Chelsea would owe him would be spare change to him.
6) Hate on Chelsea because you don't like them. Attempting to make it sound legitimate makes those of you doing it seem a bit silly.
1) Wasn't Mourinho already trailing Man Utd when he took over. Grant made up the deficit.
3) Probably but the results weren't bad under the circumstances. The CL was a fine line and not one you can really blame Grant for.
4) I'll defer to you on this as I'm sure you know the facts more than me.
5) Fair point.
6) Probably but I don't massively like Chelsea whilst having no issue with jealousy. For me I just feel that the football's often (though not always) dull and their tactics of gamesmanship and referee-hassling are a bit unsavoury. I've no huge issue with the money side of things though and if a new manager got them playing fair-minded and attractive football I'd wish them well.
Managerial positions should never be taken for granted.
I loved him.
Probably my favourite ever premiership manager, except for claudio.
actually,l that's strange. I'm not exactly a chelsea fan [though I do have soft spot for them], but two of their most recent managers are my favourites.
And Mourinho was probably the most entertainingn character in football of the last few years as much as I hated him. If he came back, it'd be insane.
or Big Sam to continue their solid style of football?
I like the idea of a managerial triangle between Inter, Barce and Chelsea (Jose obv, not Grant).
unproven at international level, managed to steer a vastly superior Inter side to a very very narrow serie A win
and his record was undeniably excellent even if it wasn't pretty to watch (but neither were Chelsea under Mourinho).
the two appear to have similar records. But a Chelsea fan watching Mourinho's team was always confident. We played quite dull football, but we played it ruthlessly. We ground down teams. Under Grant, it was a different story. We ground out results, and often almost at the expense of the entire Matthew Harding Stand's coronary health.
Erikson is probably the favourite. Not sure he is the best candidate though.
Le Guen, Deschamps or Perrin...
he couldn't win with rangers, who are by and large guarunteed at least one silverware per season
never looked too bad
COMPLETELY. FUCKING. ABSURD.
They should never have sacked Mourinho in the first place. And then, given the expectations of him and his lack of experience, Grant did phenomenally well. They came within extra time of one cup, within a post of another, and within a day of winning the league. No matter how much money at your disposable, that's not sackable.
"Chelsea are searching for a new boss after dismissing Avram Grant just eight months into a four-year contract."
why the festering fuck did they offer him a four-year contract?
"This guys for keeps...".
Evidently he wasn't though...
when Grant was announced as manager. My mate nearly smashed up the IT room :D
how's that sound, Paul?