Pep Guardiola & Roman Abramovich

Josep Pep Guardiola i Sala (born 18 January 1971) is a Spanish football manager and former player. Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich (born 24 October 1966) is a Russian businessman and the main owner of the private investment company Millhouse LLC. 5.0/5

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PEP GUARDIOLA: THE “NEW Special One” When Pep Guardiola decided to proceed on a one year sabbatical from coaching, it generated several different reactions from all stakeholders and followers of the beautiful game. While some felt he truly needed a break from the pressures of managing the most successful team of this era, others felt he had over exerted himself and had nothing else to offer. His critics certainly felt he had chickened out from the rigours of coaching. Jose Mourinho, in particular, threw some verbal missives by insinuating that true champions don’t go on “leave”. As usual, the cultured Catalan didn’t join issues and quietly left the scene. Pep left for New York to spend more time with his family and in his words, “to learn a different culture”. While in the United States, he was continually linked to every major coaching post but he stuck to his words. Roman Abramovich, the Chelsea owner, never stopped trying to sign Pep Guardiola. He initially refused to offer Roberto Di . ...
To many Chelsea fans, Jose Mourinho is a God who has taken the form of a mortal; to the rest of us, he is simply a well-dressed, slightly annoying and possibly even overrated manager. He surpassed all expectations at FC Porto, and during his first spell at Chelsea, before impressing with Inter Milan by joining the elite group of managers to have won the Champions League with two different clubs. Although he tasted success with Real Madrid, he only won La Liga once in three years, and failed to deliver the coveted tenth Champions League title that the Spanish club so desperately crave. Many will look on his time at the club back with indifference. Now, just a few weeks into his second tenure as Chelsea manager, things aren’t exactly going to plan either. He lost his first competitive game against old foe Pep Guardiola, before losing to Everton and Basel within a week; certainly not the start he or Chelsea fans would have hoped for. His blatant exclusion of fans’ favourite Juan Mata has raised a few eye ...
Manchester United winger Luis Nani claims he is too good to return to Portuguese league, admitting he could leave Old Trafford this summer. World best owner, Roman Abramovich is celebrating 10 years as Chelsea owner amassing over ten titles. His reign dominated highest Europe leagues and local championship. He has also been hailed as a 'pioneer' of football by Former Chelsea sporting director Frank Arnesen. Arsenal favourites to complete deal for Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Julio Cesar this summer. Tottenham confident of keeping manager Andre Villas-Boas amid interest from super rich Paris Saint-Germain who identified him as a potential replacement for departing Carlo Ancelotti. Manchester City are reported to be waiting for Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez to make a decision on his future. Former Barcelona defender Abelardo says Pep Guardiola will find it difficult to exceed the achievements of Jupp Heynckes as Bayern Munich
81: Number of missed calls from Roman Abramovich on Pep Guardiola's mobile phone.
Torres has scored just 14 Premier League goals since his British transfer record switch from Liverpool and the report says Chelsea may finally be ready to add further competition for the centre-forward role. It also claims Blues owner Roman Abramovich will sanction the move for Gomez, despite having just signed Demba Ba from Newcastle United in January. Gomez scored 41 goals for Bayern last season playing in a similar role to the centre-forwards at Chelsea. However, this impressive record couldn’t save him from the axe this season and he has played second fiddle to summer signing Mario Mandzukic. The report says incoming boss Pep Guardiola is unlikely to see a future for the 27-year-old striker and he could be available in the summer. Chelsea will have to be prepared to dig deep if they want to sign Gomez this summer, as he reportedly has a price tag in the region of £36million.
Things you're unlikely to hear from famous managers : "You'll never win with the kids" - Arsene Wenger "You don't buy superstars, we make them" - Roberto Mancini "Managers should retire at the age of65" - Sir Alex Ferguson "I want to thank Roman Abramovich and senior Chelsea players who game me an opportunity and time to prove myself at Chelsea" - AVB "I'm going to spend big money onstar players this summer" - David Moyes "I admire Barcelona as a club because they're the biggest club in Spain" - Jose Mourinho "Tiki-taka is boring. I love it when my team plays fast counter attackingfootba ­ll" - Pep Guardiola
Roman Abramovich is in search of the 11th manager for Chelsea since he took over at the club in 2003. Rafa Benitez, Chelsea’s interim manager for this season, is unlikely to get an extension. It was no secret that Abramovich wanted Pep Guardiola to take over at Stamford Bridge next season, but the Former Barcelona manager’s decision to join German giants Bayern Munich has left them in an inconvenient position. So the biggest question now remains – who will take up the hot seat at Stamford Bridge next season. While some romantics are vouching for a return of Jose Mourinho, more realistic options like Manuel Pellegrini and Antonio Conte have been linked with the job. Juventus manager Conte is believed to be a prime contender in Chelsea’s shortlist for managers next season. In fact Gianluca Vialli, a former player and manager of Chelsea, believes that Conte is ‘probably at the top of Chelsea’s wanted list‘. Source: The hard tackle
FOOTBALL- Benitez SLAMS Mourinho: 'I am not Under Pressure' Chelsea interim manager Rafa Benitez says he is ignoring what Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has to say about a potential return to the Premier League, and is simply focused on doing the best possible job until the end of the season. The Former Liverpool manager's current contract runs only until the end of this season, and after Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich missed out on Bayern-bound Pep Guardiola, "the Special One" could make a shock comeback to the club with whom he won Premier League titles in 2004-05 and 2005-06. "Not me. Why [the pressure] on me? I finish my contract in June," he told reporters. "I am concentrating on my job, and I finish my contract at the end of the season. I will try and do my best. That's my job.
The Daily Mirror reports that two potential targets to take over the Stamford Bridge hot seat have been approached by the club: Malaga and former Real Madrid boss Manuel Pellegrini and Juventus manager Antonio Conte. That means that Mourinho is set to again be ignored by Roman Abramovich, who runs the risk of irking Blues fans with a managerial appointment for a second time in a year. That comes contrary to reports earlier in the month that the two could finally reconcile, so tread carefully before you bet on the identity of the next Chelsea boss. Incoming Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola is ready to go head-to-head with Real Madrid in the battle for £50 million-rated Gareth Bale. Superlatives for the Tottenham ace have been ubiquitous this week and Guardiola too has clearly been impressed by what he has seen of the Welshman; he will be given a £100m war chest in the summer, £50m of which he is willing to splash on Bale, according to the Daily Mail. The paper says: "It is widely acknowledged that Real ...
Roman’s Ruthlessness : A Dark Shadow Over Chelsea Posted by Ahmed Alim Jurgen Klopp yesterday announced that he won’t leave Dortmund for Chelsea. Hate me or not, he is right in his decision. It is of no doubt that Roman is a great spectator of football and a die hard lover of Chelsea Football Club. No wonder, he has splashed tons of money for us. But it is his ruthlessness that makes more of the headlines than his goods. His continuous sacking of managers has drriven good managers scared off. The first is Pep Guardiola. The latest is Jurgen Klopp. In Roman’s era, Chelsea has acquired twelve trophies and have seen numerous players coming in and going out of the club. He has spent lavishly to buy footballing talents for Chelsea highlighting the record breaking 50 million spent on Fernando Torres. It doesn’t matter on the price, if he thinks Chelsea is the benefactor. What’s wrong here is that Chelsea are seeing in Benitez it’s ninth manager of Roman’s era. Roman Abramovich is a very impatient ...
Chelsea have suffered a major blow in their search for a new permanent manager after Jurgen Klopp insisted he will not move to ‐Stamford Bridge next season. The 45-year-old Borussia Dortmund boss is one of Chelsea’s main targets to take charge next term after their first choice, Pep Guardiola, decided to join Bayern Munich in the summer. Klopp is one of the best young coaches in Europe, having won the Double in 2012 playing an exciting brand of football. He also impressed Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich as Dortmund topped a Champions League group this season featuring Real Madrid, Ajax and Manchester City. -jla
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly waiting for a call from Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to ask him to return to the club and replace Rafael Benitez. According to The Sun , Mourinho is ready to leave Real Madrid and come back to Chelsea following an absence of almost five years, but Abramovich must act fast or risk missing out on the Portuguese. Mourinho, who is expected to part company with Real Madrid in the summer, is reported to have already received a numberof lucrative offers , but would be willing to ignore them all if Chelsea formalised their interest. The 50-year-old is coming under increasing pressure at the Santiago Bernabeu after Real Madrid lost again on Saturday - their sixth league defeat of the campaign - following an own goal from Cristiano Ronaldo. But under as much, if not more,pressure than Mourinho is interim Chelsea manager Benitez, whose reputation withsupporters takes a greater battering with every passing week. Chelsea slumped to defeat at the weekend against Newcast ...
Football - Premier League Paper Round: Chelsea's new move for Klopp Chelsea have settled on their first choice to take over as permanent manager, according to the Daily Telegraph: Borussia Dortmund's Juergen Klopp. The Telegraph reports that there are "serious concerns" among the Stamford Bridge hierarchy that bringing Jose Mourinho back would be a mistake, despite the fact that the Portuguese boss is said to be lobbying for a return. And with Pep Guardiola having chosen Bayern Munich for his next job, that leaves Klopp as Chelsea's "key target" with the Blues determined to make a fresh approach. That's despite the fact that he rebuffed their approaches last year, has since signed a new deal with Dortmund that runs until 2016 and is considered a shoo-in to take over as Germany coach when Joachim Loew moves on. Short of him publicly wearing a t-shirt declaring that "Roman Abramovich is a nincompoop" we're not really sure how much more he could do to signal his total lack of interest in the job. In short, d ...
Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp is looking forward to competing with new Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola, and is aiming to take Jose Mourinho's place as the Former Barcelona trainer's nemesis. Arsene Wenger insisted Arsenal can still have a successful season even if they do not sign any new players in January as he admitted the club have failed in their attempt to land Barcelona forward David Villa.(london Evening Standard) Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has told Rafa Benitez to forget about winning silverware this season and concentrate on finishing in the top four, according to the Daily Mail. Manchester City have set their sights on Barcelona's David Villa to replace the departed Balotelli. Daniel Sturridge can become the first Liverpool player to score in his first three Barclays Premier League matches. Roberto Mancini warned Mario Balotelli he could end up like washed-up former Brazil striker Adriano if he did not change his ways. [Krissh]
Mourinho would choose Inter over Chelsea According to reports, Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho would welcome a return to management in Italy rather than England. by Jason Pettigrove It would appear that Jose Mourinho’s days at Real Madrid are numbered with a divorce at the end of this season the most likely scenario. There will be no shortage of takers for the services of the ‘Special One’ and reports indicate that the Portuguese would prefer a return to Italy. Internazionale, where he won the treble, would be his preferred destination, but after losing out on Pep Guardiola, it is expected that Roman Abramovich will do everything in his power to rekindle a relationship that appeared broken a few years ago. Mourinho has not entirely dismissed a return to Stamford Bridge and he has made no secret of his love for the English Premier League. However, he has often remarked in interviews that his favourite football memory was his Champions League win with the Milan club. inside spanish football, admin andr ...
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Gianfranco Zola has emerged as a serious contender to become Chelsea’s next full-time boss. Although the Blues hierarchy has feared that Pep Guardiola was slipping from their grasp, the confirmation that the Catalan has opted to join Bayern Munich was still a blow to Roman Abramovich. Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, Borussia Dortmund’s Jurgen Klopp, Michael Laudrup of Swansea and Diego Simeone, whose Atletico Madrid side humiliated the West Londoners in August’s UEFA SuperCup, have all been linked with the post, the Telegraph reports. According to the Mirror, Frank Rijkaard is also available, after being sacked this week by Saudi Arabia. But with Blues fans starting to show their displeasure at interim manager Rafa Benitez, Zola will be a live option to take over in the summer when the board sits down next month to start planning the club’s future. The Watford boss has never hidden the strength of his love for Chelsea, where an astonishing six-year spell as a player saw him voted as the club’ ...
What does Pep Guardiola's Bayern move mean for Chelsea? By Alistair Magowan BBC Sport Wednesday was not a particularly good day if you were a disgruntled Chelsea fan, and there seems to be several of those at the moment. With Pep Guardiola already linked with a move to Stamford Bridge next season, they awoke to news that the Former Barcelona boss would relish an English challenge. Then they found out later in the day that the Spaniard, 42 on Friday, would be heading to Bayern Munich next season. As if that was not enough, Chelsea threw away a two-goal lead against Southampton to draw 2-2 to continue their wretched run of home form. For supporters who have always opposed the appointment of interim boss Rafael Benitez, Guardiola offered hope. It also looked like the obvious strategy for owner Roman Abramovich. Now the options are more limited for a club still struggling to evolve its playing squad. There is some good news, though. Former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin believes that Guardiola's move has changed li ...
Chelsea will reportedly *** the credentials of Jurgen Klopp, Diego Simeone and Michael Laudrup following Pep Guardiola's decision to join Bayern Munich, while Jose Mourinho remains the favourite for the Stamford Bridge job. Bayern Munich announced the capture of Guardiola on Wednesday afternoon, much to the disappointment of Chelsea, and the Former Barcelona boss will succeed incumbent Jupp Heynckes on July 1. According to The Guardian, Chelsea had initially approached Guardiola last summer prior to the full-time appointment of Roberto Di Matteo, but the Catalan was intent on spending time with his family on sabbatical in New York. Chelsea were reported to be planning another move for Guardiola at the end of season with Rafa Benitez only in interim charge, but Roman Abramovich must now look elsewhere for his next appointment. The Guardian claim that Abramovich, who has patched up his differences with Mourinho since the Portuguese's departure in 2007, is likely to approach the Real Madrid boss, who is f .. ...
Pep's Bayern deal catches Chelsea and City off Guard Shock move rocks Prem By ANTONY KASTRINAKIS Published: 14 hrs ago 77 Latest odds from Coral's Tim Reynolds Bayern Munich have been cut to 8-1 for Champion League glory following the appointment of Pep Guardiola. Guardiola is 5-4 to bring at least one Barcelona player to the Allianz Arena this summer with Messi 50-1 to move and play under his former boss. For all of Coral's latest odds, click here PEP GUARDIOLA last night broke Premier League hearts by agreeing to take over as Bayern Munich boss. The German giants proved a bigger attraction than Manchester City or Chelsea, whose owner Roman Abramovich had pursued Guardiola for some time. Guardiola’s agent Jose Maria Orobitg said: “Pep chose Bayern because, of all the teams he had offers from, it was the best. “This is not the team that offered the most money. He chose Bayern for their organisation and for the possibilities he sees in his players.” Bayern have pursued the ex-Barcelona boss, 41, si ...
After failing to land Pep Guardiola, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will now turn to Dortmund's Jurgen Klopp and Atletico's Diego Simeone.
Pep Guardiola's snub for Roman Abramovich reveals the fatal flaw at the heart of his Chelsea Empire On the Football Association’s 150th birthday Pep Guardiola praised the English game and then kicked it where it hurts, rejecting Chelsea to join Bayern Munich. Hearts were all aflutter when he declared his love for the Premier League, then broken when he pledged his future to Bavaria. Here at the Bridge of sighs, there was no great surprise when Guardiola elected not to stand at the wrong end of Roman Abramovich’s itchy trigger finger. The Chelsea crowd have become unshockable. They have seen Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti and Roberto Di Matteo take a Russian bullet and have given up trying to decipher what might happen next. Only in their wildest fantasies could they have entertained the hope that Guardiola would leave his apartment off Central Park to step into such volatility. There was always a faint hope that Abramovich’s money would do the trick again. It worked with Fernando Torres, right? Chel ...
After Pep Guardiola has made up his mind to manage Bayern Munich, following frantic efforts by Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich to bring the managerial "golden boy" to the Stamford Bridge, what is left for Chelsea, who, day by day, were growing in confidence to snap up Pep Guardiola? Here I present to you the list of managers who Chelsea could fall on should they dispense off the services of Rafael Benitez at the end of the season, who is also rumoured to have agreed a deal in principle to become the next Real Madrid gaffer: * Jose Mourinho (Real Madrid) The first manager to have served under Roman Abramovich and the first to have parted ways with the club under Roman Abramovich after delivering 6 trophies in his three-year spell at the club, including the much sought after Premier League trophy that had proved elusive for over 45 years. Given the vast and wealth of experience in the game and his no introduction status coupled with his Midas touch instincts, there shouldn't be no reason why he cannot creat ...
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Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has claimed at only a coach of Pep Guardiola's quality would be worthy of taking over from Jupp Heynckes
GUARDIOLA GOES GERMAN Well that's a relief! Pep Guardiola is off to Bayern Munich in the summer. Good show. We just now need to dispense with the services of a rotund Castilian footman and hopefully Mr. Abramovich will look towards a wayfaring Portuguese navigator. Jose Mourinho! Jose Mourinho!
So, now that Pep Guardiola has gone to Bayern Munich, what manager do you want here next? For me, I'd say Jose, if not him, then Hiddinik. Bring in someone who's well loved by the players and fans, that's what I say. -WM
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Pep Guardiola is new Bayern Munich manager! Chelsea fans...U Mad?
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Roman Abramovich i hope this teaches u that money does nt solve evrythng.., Your sweetheart Pep Guardiola has been snapped up by another club,..,..ktbffh..,.
Pep Guardiola signs with FC Bayern!!! After leaving Barca, I can't imagine him with any other team. Well, Man U would've been acceptable but FC Bayern, smiling from ear to ear.
Chelsea have missed out on Pep Guardiola - Bayern Munich have confirmed he will become their next manager! Read more: [from GMF]
Bayern Munich have announced that Pep Guardiola will be their new manager following the culmination of Jupp Heynckes' contract next season.
WOW. Pep Guardiola will take over as Bayern Munich manager in the summer.. What how do you think this bolsters the chances of FC Bayern both in the league and in Europe, let's hear your thoughts
Bayern Munich have appointed Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola to replace Jupp Heynckes from next season.
Pep Guardiola confirm as the new Bayern Munich manager this July... & Mr Roman Abramovich thought he had in the bag for this summer!!! Lolll
Now that Pep Guardiola has signed a deal with the Bundesliga side Bayer Munich until 2016. Who will take over Chelsea next season? Roman Abramovich answer me.
BREAKING NEWS Bayern Munich confirm Pep Guardiola will become manager of the Bundesliga side in July on a three-year contract.
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FC BAYERN CONFIRM PEP WILL BE THEIR NEW MANAGER IN THE SUMMER!! Bayern confirm Heynckes is to retire and Pep Guardiola is to take over until 2016.
OFFICIAL: Bayern Munich CONFIRM that Pep Guardiola is their manager and will take over in the summer.
Breaking news: Pep Guardiola has been confirmed as the next manager of Bayern Munich!
Guardiola race intensifies as Europe's heavyweights jostle for pole position Bayern Munich are the bookmakers' favourites to secure the services of the Former Barcelona coach, but Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United remain in the hunt. The European season still has plenty of distance to run, but already Europe’s elite clubs are plotting ahead with the scramble for Pep Guardiola's services having begun in earnest. Guardiola, who is currently on a year-long sabbatical in New York, has confirmed that he intends to return to management next season having won 14 trophies in four years at the Camp Nou before resigning last summer. The 41-year-old’s representatives have held unofficial talks with a number of suitors as he prepares to make a decision in the coming months amid interest from Bayern Munich and a clutch of Premier League heavyweights. Reports on the continent that Guardiola has already agreed to take over Bayern are wide of the mark, although Goal.com sources have confirmed that meetin ...
Former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola speaks for the first time of his desire to manage in England.
"Roman Abramovich will make Pep Guardiola an £18m-a-year deal to become Chelsea's next manager in the summer."
Chelsea rumours as Ashley Cole is linked with Real Madrid and papers suggest that Roman Abramovich could be ready to offer Pep Guardiola £18m a year to become the club's next manager.
Its KC Lafter, Greatest Ud and Finbarr on SPORTS THIS HOUR, Chelsea Owner, Roman Abramovich is ready to offer Pep Guardiola a whopping 300,000 pounds a week deal. This will make Pep the highest paid manager ever. Should Guardiola accept this deal?
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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is ready to make Pep Guardiola the highest paid coach in the game's history. The...
Roman Abramovich to offer Pep Guardiola £18m a year to bring him to Chelsea? It's transfer talk and gossip
Roman Abramovich is set to offer Pep Guardiola an £18M a year deal to become the next Chelsea manager
From the back pages, January 10: Blues to break bank for Pep Guardiola: Roman Abramovich will make Pe...
Roman Abramovich is offering Pep Guardiola an £18m-a-year contract to be Chelsea's manager in the Summer. - KFA
Abramovic has offered Pep Guardiola a mansion.
Roman Abramovich offering Pep Guardiola £300,000 a week wage! Incredible... Guardiola shld grab this opportunity n make good money for himself. He has d players to work with. Let his put a contract clause that 'no interference' and sign a long deal of like 5 yrs. So if he will be disturbed, sacked n paid off, by the time Roman pays him off, he'll learn a new lesson. Benitez has lost d worst games. Swansea, QPR, et al
Rafa Benitez is in line to land the Chelsea manager’s job permanently. The news will shock fans who have slated the ex-Liverpool boss since he took charge last month. But sources inside Stamford Bridge’s corridors of power say the Spaniard is on course to become ‘Rafa the Gaffer’ full-time after some superb results. Owner Roman Abramovich has been impressed with Blues’ six wins in their last se...ven games, in which they hit 26 goals and reached the Capital One Cup semi-finals. Benitez, 52, has even helped £50million flop Fernando Torres rediscover his golden touch withseven goals in seven games. Events outside SW6 have also strengthened the position of Benitez, originally only brought in until the end of the season. Chelsea’s top target Pep Guardiola is being linkedwith a return to Barcelona after his year-long sabbatical. Current boss Tito Vilanova has cancer and there are fears about his long-term future. Jose Mourinho is also unlikely to return to Chelsea and is set to go to Manchester Un ...
Guardiola will arrive in England ready for business, regardless of whether it is Chelsea, Man City or United who come knocking The popular theory is that Pep Guardiola couldn't handle working for Roman Abramovich. Too much interference. Too much pressure. Too many demands. It's interesting, particularly in light of Guardiola's reaction on March 7 when he was asked about the dismissal of Andre Villas-Boas from Chelsea a few days earlier: 'I think he is a fantastic coach but we all know in this business that everything depends on results and not on our own capacity as a coach. 'Time is not something you get when you come into this job – you know that is not the case.' It was an unexpected answer, the sort of response that raised eyebrows considering Chelsea's record of firing managers. By then Abramovich's pursuit of Guardiola was already well underway and the Barca coach was already talking about life beyond his sabbatical and a future in England. The clues were there. Guardiola is not afraid of Abramovi ...
Roberto Mancini will be given the time he deserves to hunt down Manchester United at the top of the Premier League. More than ever before, managers at big clubs find themselves under intense pressure after a couple of poor results but Mancini will have been helped by the disgraceful way Roberto Di Matteo was treated by Chelsea. Roman Abramovich was rightly ridiculed for sacking the man who brought the Champions League trophy to Stamford Bridge for the first time. The appointment of Rafa Benitez has caused a stink and even if City’s board have thought about pressing the panic button, the outcry caused by Di Matteo’s dismissal will have made them think again. Mancini, of course, must still win something this season. The names of Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola keep cropping up. But the key is that Mancini will be given the chance to turn the situation around. City are still in the title race. Nothing has been decided. If United were winning all their games 1-0, 2-0 and 3-0, I would question how they cou ...
If Chelsea can’t get Pep, then they have brilliant back-ups. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovic has started targeting bosses to replace Rafael Benítez at the end of the season and he has pinpointed Jürgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho as the men he wants at the helm if he cannot get number one target Pep Guardiola. The Former Barcelona boss has expressed reservations about working for Roman Abramovich and is said to have been surprised by Roberto Di Matteo’s sacking only six months after leading the club to the Champions League and Fa Cup. Guardiola also knows that Abramovich has got through eight managers in nine-and-a-half years and is not convinced he will be allowed the time he needs to put his stamp on the club if he hits a bad run of results. Guardiola’s camp have also stressed to Chelsea that he wants to consider other offers. AC Milan officials have held talks with the Catalan’s representatives, while Manchester City view him as a leading contender if they sack Roberto Mancini. Should Chelsea have ...
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Chelsea made history last week for all the wrong reasons, despite a powerful 6-1 win over Danish side FC Nordsjaelland in a midweek Champions League group stage match. The Blues, the defending champions, were eliminated from Europe's premier club football tournament, becoming the first holders to surrender their crown so early in the season. The win at Stamford Bridge should have been accompanied by a positive result for Ukrainian Premier League side Shakhtar Donetsk, who, having already qualified, were hosting Italian champions Juventus at the Donbass Arena. Unfortunately for Roman Abramovich's side, the eastern Europeans were beaten by an Olexandr Kucher own goal, just before the hour mark. Guardiola has been linked with several clubs after leaving the Spanish giants Barcelona last summer Abramovich's sacking of the Champions League-winning Roberto Di Matteo led to suggestions that Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola would be targeted with renewed vigour. The Catalan was the subject of considerable spe ...
Chelsea risk losing Pep Guardiola - Roman Abramovich told to stop pestering ex-Barcelona boss! Read more: [from GMF]
Pep Guardiola has demanded Barcelona star and FIFA player of the year Lionel Messi to Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich if he's to consider a Chelsea move,
Pep Guardiola fears Roman Abramovich is too 'trigger-happy' to be his boss at Chelsea via
Pep Guardiola says Roman Abramovich is too 'trigger-happy' - Paper gossip
Pep Guardiola believes Roman Abramovich is too ‘trigger-happy’ as Chelsea’s owner to offer him the security he wants when he returns to management next year, according to sources close to the Former Barcelona coach.
Pep Guardiola is determined to continue his sabbatical in New York and will not accept an offer from Chelsea, in case the London club would contact him. Goal.com have learned, from sources very close to the Catalan coach, that the possibilities of him traveling to London are "minimal, to say that there are any". According to those sources, Guardiola is enjoying this time with family and feels it is too early to a return to the pitch. He is also aware that when he decides to return there will be no shortage of interesting offers from top clubs, so he’s not in any hurry to end his voluntary retirement. In addition, the manager doesn’t think the Blues are the right place for him, based on the usual treatment that the Roman Abramovich led board has dispensed to the coaches who have gone through the Stamford Bridge bench. When he comes back, Guardiola wants to be part of a serious project, where he will have time to put his ideas in practice, and it seems to him that Chelsea is not the place to do it. Neve ...
Sid Lowe: Far from drawing the Former Barcelona manager closer to Stamford Bridge, Roberto Di Matteo's sacking may have pushed Roman Abramovich's first choice further away
I do not know why some people still do not understand how Chelsea Football Club actually works. It is owned by Roman Abramovich totally and people like Bruce Buck, the players or RDM are ONLY employees. 'If' Chelsea were to be beaten on Tuesday against Juve and again next weekend against Man City I expect Abramovich to sack RDM BEFORE Xmas and install someone like Harry Redknapp until the end of the season until either Pep Guardiola (favourite) or Jose Mourinho are installed next summer. Abramovich doesn't do 'failure' because he doesn't need to and can afford not to. Whether his tactics are right or wrong is not the point. Whether some people like it or not doesn't matter. As an avid Chelsea fan I back Abramovich totally and just thank god he is my teams owner. As far as I am concerned ANY Manager who constantly persists with Mikel as a DM player along with consistantly playing 2 DM players against EVERY opponent home or away isn't good enough to be the current Manager of Chelsea Football Club owned by a ...
Roman Abramovich puts faith in Benitez after Guardiola's refusal
Roman Abramovich relieved Di Matteo of his duties on Wednesday morning despite the Italian guiding the club to their maiden Champions League trophy and a seventh Fa Cup last season. Di Matteo signed a two-year deal in the summer, but has seen his position questioned almost continually since with Pep Guardiola thought to wanted by the Russian oligarch to lead the club.
i know that Benitez's short-term appointment could pave the way for Roman Abramovich to make an approach for Pep Guardiola ;)
Former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez, is being lined up by Roman Abramovich as a replacement, if Pep Guardiola refuses to take over before the summer.
Many fans of soccer, mostly of Man U and Arsenal have been unanimous in their condemnation of chief aristocrat Roman Abramovich for kicking Roberto Di Matteo in the *** They pretend to be livid, about what they would want to call unacceptable turn over of coaches since the chief aristocrat arrived at the bridge. It is not lost on keen observers however, that these are the same people who jubilate and party late into the night whenever the aristocrats lose a match. Could I then be right that their sympathies is not really with Roberto Di Matteo but that they are scared at the thought that Chelsea will acquire the services of a proven performer and the aristocrats will continue to dominate with reckless abandon. These people fear what portends for them when Pep Guardiola arrives at the Cobahm training grounds! I am not a student of business but I like to listen to successful businesssmen. Abramovich is one such successful businessman. Obama reminisces in 'Dreams from my father' about an occasion when he an ...
209 - Number of missed calls Pep Guardiola has got from Roman Abramovich this afternoon. Wanted.
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posted by Umar- Farouk Ali Atipaga List of available unattached coaches Roman Abramovich could consider. Diego Maradona (LOL), Laurent Blanc (wouldn’t be a bad choice), Pep Guardiola ( will be difficult to convince) and C.K Akunnor( just kidding).
Claudio Ranieri, Jose Mourinho, Avram Grant, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Guus Hiddink, Carlo Ancelotti, Andre Vilas Boas and now Roberto DiMatteo. 4 Champions League winning managers. 2 UEFa Cup winning managers. 1 World Cup winning manager. 1 Champions League runner-up. Countless other titles between them. Roman Abramovich, you are a joke sir. You have just said that winning the Fa Cup and Champions League within months of appointment is not good enough credit in the event of half a dozen poor games. Pep Guardiola, steer clear of the Bridge. It's a graveyard for managers. Harry Redknapp, it's the job you were born for. Wheeling and dealing; buying and selling on a scale you could only hitherto dream about, and talking *** on Sky Sports News from your car window on Transfer deadline day. Go on Roman, you and 'Arry.you know you want to!
Chelsea in Benitez talks to take over from Di Matteo Rafa Benitez has been lined up by Chelsea to replace Roberto Di Matteo following last night's Champions League humiliation. The Sun says Chelsea have already approached Former Liverpool chief Benitez as a possible temporary replacement. Boss Di Matteo will pay the price for dropping Fernando Torres for last night’s make-or-break clash against Juventus. And Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will step up his bid to land Barcelona legend Pep Guardiola as his team face a humiliating early exit from the Champions League. My take No, Roman, no...what's it btw u and Torres?
Roman Abramovich will try to persuade Pep Guardiola to become Chelsea manager before the summer if he fires Roberto Di Matteo. Guardiola has already given strong hints he wants the job next summer.
BREKING NEWS: WALE WANAOIPENDA CHELSEA SEMENI YENU BUT WAZUNGU WAMESEMA HAYA:- Roberto Di Matteo went from Champions League hero to zero as Chelsea crashed to a 3-0 defeat at Juventus and to the brink of an embarrassing exit from the competition. Di Matteo's biggest selection gamble since he took charge backfired as goals from Fabio Quagliarella, Arturo Vidal and Sebastian Giovinco left the Blues facing the prospect of becoming the first holders to depart the competition before Christmas. Chelsea slumped to third place in Group E with one match remaining and must win against Nordsjaelland in two weeks' time and hope Shakhtar Donetsk beat Juve, despite the Ukrainian side having qualified for the last 16 themselves tonight. That would be the equal of any let-off the European champions enjoyed en route to last season's astonishing Champions League triumph, which ultimately prevented owner Roman Abramovich dispensing with Di Matteo. With Pep Guardiola supposedly waiting in the wings, Di Matteo could find hims ...
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will "stop at nothing" to make Pep Guardiola as a club next manager . -MYK
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World Football Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is reportedly considering dismissing manager Roberto Di Matteo before the summer and launching a move for Former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola
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Roman Abramovich will persuade Pep Guardiola to become manager, should Di Matteo fail to qualify for the round of 16 (Mail)
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Roman Abramovich has dreams of linking the Liverpool striker with Radamel Falcao
Premier League News wrote: Premier League News & Transfer Gossips - - Chelsea want Luis Suarez – and reckon they can land the Anfield star by installing Pep Guardiola as boss. -After another disappointing performance from Fernando Torres, reports have started circulating that the Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has become frustrated by his lackluster performances. Supposedly, the Russian has ordered Director of ...
focus on Chelsea phase 1 Fast becoming a joy to watch at Stamford Bridge It may seem a little hollow to send praise Chelsea’s way following their defeat away to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League. But the pace at which Roberto Di Matteo has transformed his backs-to-the-wall Chelsea side into a group of entertainers has been astonishing. It seems as if Roman Abramovich has finally found the right ingredients to put together a hugely entertaining and attractive football team, and after years of searching it turned out that the key to that forbidden door was in the hands of a Former Chelsea player and West Brom manager. His nationality would suggest otherwise, but there’s nothing remotely glamorous about Roberto Di Matteo. When the comparisons are made against Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti, the current Chelsea manager is the obvious odd one out. He doesn’t strike you as a manager who has just won the Champions League in unforgettable, albeit ridiculous fashion. He’s hardly ma ...
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Transfer Conspiracy Theory: Chelsea and the great gaffer hunt. I pigeonhole Roman Abramovich because it's fun to. I have no dirt on the guy. As far as billionaire megalomaniacs go, he seems pretty normal. Here goes... I was wrong to assume that Pep Guardiola would eventually join Chelsea. I think Roman and Jose are concocting a special plan to bring the Special One, I'm sorry, the 'ONLY' one, back to Stamford Bridge with none other than Cristiano Ronaldo in his pocket. Here's how it works - 1. Mourinho does not love Real Madrid. He says he does, but he doesn't. He loves Mourinho and I don't blame him. Roman Abramovich also loves Mourinho and knows that he is the surest ticket to European domination when Pep ends the soul search and returns to Barça. 2. Mourinho gets a fictional phone call from Roman. "Jose, come back and bring Ronaldo with you." Mourinho chuckles, calls Andre Villas Boas, and offers an olive branch by paying a respectable fee for Modric. He also demands the right of first refusal on all ...
Chelsea The Honour shared the following link: How do you make sense of Roman Abramovich's signings for Chelsea, unless Pep Guardiola is lined up to be manager in 2013 or Edinson Cavani or Hulk are about to arrive?And let's be clear, these are the work of the Russian oligarch, not his "hired hand" Di Matteo. Roman collects classy footballers like some of us collected cigarette cards or stamps...
Chelsea have confirmed that Roberto Di Matteo will be the permanent (as much as you can be in Football) Chelsea manager at the start of the 2012/2013 season after being given a two year contract. This is relieving as Roman Abramovich has courted Pep Guardiola repeatedly over the last few months but finally Roberto has won the keys to the managers office at the Bridge. I am delighted for Di Matteo who has earned this deal by delivering the world to Chelsea’s fans and owners, who would have thought three months ago that we would be Champions of Europe. He obviously has the backing of the players and it will be interesting how he will be able to mould an evolving Chelsea team
Chelsea to confirm Di Matteo as manager before weekend Chelsea are expected to confirm Roberto Di Matteo as permanent manager before the weekend. The Mirror says Di Matteo is expected to be confirmed as Chelsea's next full-time manager within 24 hours. But the Italian will begin his official reign under the shadow of Blues owner Roman Abramovich's chosen one, Pep Guardiola. Di Matteo will surely know that Abramovich still wants Guardiola and that if the Catalan gives any signal he is ready to swap Brooklyn Bridge for Stamford Bridge, he is in danger of being jettisoned with no warning. My Take Na which kind job b this, for God sake?
Roman Abramovich has finally given up on getting Pep Guardiola
"..Oh sorry, of course, Roman Abramovich is the real manager, which is why Pep Guardiola will never come..."
Chelsea owner Abramovich yet to make Di Matteo decision Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich still hasn't decided whether to continue with manager Roberto Di Matteo. The Mirror says Abramovich is still hedging his bets on the manager who will open Chelsea’s defence of their Champions League title. Di Matteo, the interim miracle-worker who salvaged two trophies from the wreckage of the short-lived Andre Villas-Boas era, expects to be cast aside if Former Barcelona gaffer Pep Guardiola can be persuaded to turn his planned 12-month sabbatical from football into a brief holiday. My Take All bcos Pep is proving difficult!
Pep Guardiola is set to tell Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich he wants to press on with plans to take a full year...
Messi and Guardiola on Blues radar Friday, June 1, 2012 at 9:00 AM | by Ben McAleer Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is prepared to fork out as much as €250m in order to land Barcelona pairing Lionel Messi and Pep Guardiola. The Blues have already embarked on a sensational summer spending spree, bringing in Marko Marin and Eden Hazard, from Werder Bremen and Lille respectively. A move for FC Porto striker Hulk is believed to be close to completion and Abramovich won’t stop there, after declaring his interest to bring in Messi and Guardiola to oversee a new era at Stamford Bridge;
MEGA BUY! CHEALSEA owner Roman Abramovich is willing to buy Messi for Pep Guardiola if the coach is willing to come down to stamford brigde
El Confidencial says Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is prepared to buy Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi for Pep Guardiola.
Ex-Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola wants a face-to-face meeting with Roman Abramovich before deciding whether to take over as Chelsea manager.
Pep Guardiola wants face-to-face chat with Roman Abramovich to discuss Chelsea job
Gus Poyet has urged Roman Abramovich to hand Roberto Di Matteo the Chelsea job full time, and abandon his quest to land Former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola.
To CHELSEA FC Any time I misplaced something and I am looking for it, I've always apply the principle that ''whatever you are looking for is within reach don't go thousand miles to get''. Barcelona applied this and it worked for them. After Frank Rjkaard was shown the way out, a former player of the club (barce) was appointed (Pep Guardiola). This resulted in the overhauling of trophies into the club (Barce FC). I mean a total of fourteen trophies. Now, what I my getting at? Romans Abramovich decision to appoint Roberto DiMatteo after axing Villas Boas paid-off excellently well. RDM's appointment has seen confidence installed in the team. Note: RDM was a chelsea player. Retired as a chelsea player. When Chelsea owner appointed RDM i thought ''that is what am talking about. Yes! Finally a coach that really knows about the club''. That resulted in chelsea winning an Fa Cup and the Champions League. After DiMatteo achieved this feat I was not expecting any speculations before giving him the job permanently. ...
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Liverpool, Chelsea target Guardiola wants kids to learn English England will be the next destination for departing Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola. The Mail on Sunday says Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has not yet given up on Guardiola and their hopes rose when the Spaniard suggested last week that he could still be persuaded to take a new job. Guardiola had originally considered moving to London for his sabbatical year but is now eyeing New York with his wife, Cristina Serra, and his three children, all under 11. He wants his children to learn English, which would help them settle if he does move to England for the 2013-14 season, when Abramovich could still want him at Chelsea. Equally, if Arsene Wenger were to take a boardroom role at Arsenal or if Sir Alex Ferguson were to retire at Manchester United, those clubs would be highly desirable for him. My Take Daily, Pep's moving closer to England!
Sunday Mirror say Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is happy to wait for Pep Guardiola using Roberto Di Matteo as a stop gap.
Why Liverpool have better chance than Chelsea of convincing Guardiola about England move Those who observe him closely are adamant: Pep Guardiola will step away from the game once his time is up at Barcelona. But if the departing coach is tempted by a move to the Premier League, it is Liverpool, not Chelsea, which will have the greater chance of convincing him to cut short any sabbatical. Roman Abramovich will throw the bank at Guardiola to persuade him to move to London after Friday's Copa del Rey final. Huge wages, a massive transfer budget and inheriting the new European champions - it has to be an attractive proposition. But it is struggling Liverpool which is the better fit for the Spaniard. At Anfield, Guardiola will instantly recognise the youth structure put in place by Former Barcelona coaches Rodolfo Borrell and Jose Segura. Both men were tempted to Merseyside by Rafa Benitez to overhaul Liverpool's development system and the club is now reaping the rewards with the likes of Martin Kelly, Jack R ...
Daily Star :: Football :: Chelsea axe Roberto Di Matteo :: Roberto Di MatteoS luck has run out at Chelsea with owner Roman Abramovich posed to axe him this week.
chelsea chelsea *** gai hun te hr pase, first Fa Cup , n now Uefa Champions League .. boys in blue roxx.. # John Terry once again, proved one of the best captain # Pep Guardiola -a man of victory, deserve salute # Roberto Di Matteo a pump for blues # Roman Abramovich lucky guy, a lucrative dealer
Fabio Capello has made it clear to Roman Abramovich that he wants to be boss of Chelsea.And with the Russian tycoon knowing he faces a battle to land his top targets of Pep Guardiola and Tottenham's Harry Redknapp, he could turn to the former England boss next week.Capello would cost nothing in compensation and has an excellent record in league management.He still has a home in Belgravia, west London, and has a decen
Roman Abramovich is refusing to accept defeat in his attempts to persuade Pep Guardiola to be the next Chelsea manager.
Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich has offered Pep Guardiola a blank check and a possible transfer of Lionel Messi...
Roman Abramovich&next move? Wait for Jose Mourinho or Pep Guardiola to jump into his arms
Chelsea representatives are to meet Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola in the coming days and Roman Abramovich is willing to give him total control at Stamford Bridge, according to reports in the Telegraph.
France coach Blanc eager to hear from Chelsea Laurent Blanc is eager to take charge of Chelsea. The Telegraph says departing Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola remains Blues owner Roman Abramovich's No1 choice. But he is continuing to consider other candidates, such as Real Madrid’s Jose Mourinho, Marseille coach Didier Deschamps and France coach Blanc, who has been pushing for an offer. My take Relax bros, y r u in a hurry?
Roman Abramovich take a lesson on continuity! Guardiola was Richards deputy and youth coach at Barca and he took over from him! Now Tito Vilanova has replaced Pep Guardiola as Barca coach yet he was his deputy for a while
Chelsea supremo Roman Abramovich set to make bid for Pep Guardiola with ... - Scottish Daily Record: Daily MailC...
Según Daily Mirror: Roman Abramovich will open his chequebook in bid to persuade Pep Guardiola to postpone a sabbatical and manage Chelsea
But Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will break the bank to bring him (Pep Guardiola) to Stamford Bridge - Daily Mirror
Real Madrid's Jose Mourinho and Barcelona's Pep Guardiola are the favourites to step into Andre Villas-Boas' shoes at Chelsea.
So now on the eve of Chelsea v Barca abound that Roman Abramovich has snared Barca coach Pep Guardiola to Chelsea...?!?
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich refuses to give up on convincing Pep Guardiola to leave Barcelona.
Roman Abramovich sounds out Barcelona's Pep Guardiola about becoming the next Chelsea manager
Roman Abramovich's advisers have opened talks with Pep Guardiola to establish his intentions at the end of the season. (BBC)
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