Who Chelsea Manager Will be (2)

May is beckoning and the inevitable exit of Rafa Benitez is on the horizon. Last week we assessed two highly potential candidates to take over the hot seat of the most unsecured managerial job in Football at SW6, London, home of the Champions of Europe 2012; in the shape of Jose Mourinho – the man whose name is sung with Passion at the Bridge on daily basis. And also David Moyes, the calm looking Everton manager who has been tipped to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson. This week we consider two managers who have been highly tipped to be poached by big clubs; Michael Laudrup and Manuel Pellegrini.

Michael Laudrup:

The Danish football Legend and former player of Real Madrid and Barcerlona who featured for both rival clubs to defeat the other  by 5-0 has been a revelation this season after successfully adapting to the EPL as a manager within a short period of time. Michael is very fluent in English and is admired by many if not all including the media. His style of play as a footballer in Barcerlona has influenced him a lot in the way he organises his team to play, thus the attacking free flowing football. The former Getafe manager has seen his stock as a manager risen high since taking the Swansea job. His eye for making good and shrewd deal can be attested to by the signing of Michu and Pablo Hernandez who have been in immense form in the EPL. It is believed that Real Madrid are closely monitoring his contract situation at Swansea and he is highly preferred to succeed Mourinho. Not only Madrid, but some high profile football personalities like Ian Wright have tipped Luadrup to succeed Wenger.

What Does Laudrup Bring to Chelsea?

The 48-year old’s premiership experience with Swansea will be an advantage to him and Chelsea. He has known how the English game is and will have knowledge about certain peculiarities of the EPL. Not only that, Laudrup’s stint with Swansea will boost his experience of working with the youth and the young. His calmness and likable persona will be a boost to the club’s image branding since we have been painted as bad by the media in all our dealings although we do not care because it is mere jealousness of our success and rich owner. Michael Comes across as someone who is very intelligent and reasonable hence he will not clash with the board or owner. His belief and confidence in the young will help Chelsea in our pursuit of building a strong talented young team who are hungry for success and with emphasis on our academy products. Finally his knowledge in football as a player at the top level who featured for the two glamorous clubs in Spain will be crucial to the development of our players.

Manuel Pellegrini 

Pellegrini is one of the best tacticians in the game. In Spain, he is the second most successful football manager from South America. He guided Villareal to Semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League only to be knocked out by Arsene Wenger’s invincible team of 2006. He was succeed by Jose Mourinho in 2010 after failing to win the La Liga with a record points of 96. Pellegrini is known for playing a good attacking football. His aura of dignity and stability is always seen around his clubs. At Malaga, he keeps on exceeding expectation with very limited budget available to him. He is strongly known for nurturing young talents and this must be a reason why Chelsea sent their brightest young talent to Malaga to benefit from the Chilean tactician. Rumors strongly coming from Chile indicate that Manchester City have had a verbal Agreement with him to take over from Mancini. He is truly someone you can entrust your club in his hands for the long term since he has the vision and all the attributes to stabilize a club at the top level for the long term. He has turned Isco to be one of the best young players in the world and Isco regards him highly as a father since Unai Emery failed to give him the chance in Valencia. Pellegrini’s agent has been quoted for saying Chelsea have made an enquiry about Pellegrini and he has admitted managing in England will excite him.

Well, i leave it to your judgement. Your opinions are highly cherished and valued and we encourage you to share yours with us about Chelsea’s managerial conundrum.


By Seth Adusei ( follow me on twitter @sethaadusei)

  1. Frank okosun says

    If we can land any of these 3 coaches, moyes,pellegrini, laudrup,it will be gud for the club n for the development and integration of our youth products into d main team,they work with low budgets n with ffp looming large that for me is one of d reasons i dont want mourinho back,he tends to believe alot in big buys.i also think steve clark should get a mention,he has done a fabulous job@wba.

  2. Phoree D. Lawor says

    I think Chelsea is looking for a man who can make the difference at Chelsea. Any of the three managers herein named I believe can make a great change at Chelsea. I wish to see one of these guys managing the Blues.

  3. Anonymous says

    For me it’s Manuel Pellagrini.

  4. Koma Simon says

    It is gud to new face apart from Morihno Jose since his tactics got exahusted while in England. Pelegrine or Laudup of Swasea/avid Moyes should be signed and enough time MUST be given to him Roman. He should understand, success never comes over night if plenty time is given, do not be suprise the current squard with few additional signing to be done comes summer trasfer window. As fans of cfc, we need Roman to give enough room for who ever is taking over RB.

  5. Bitto raphael says

    Mourinho ll b special, moyes ll raise d young ones higher, laudrup ll make them invincible make ur choice earlier bcoz other club need coaches too.

  6. Mandela morris jane says

    Pelgriny to me will be the perect coach chelsea becouse of his tatic and techaics than mourihino

  7. Mandela morris jane says

    Peligriny wil make difference in chelsea throug like pep Gadeula when he was in barcelona.peligriny is the right coach for chelsea fc

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