Thursday, June 12, 2008

Scolari turns BLUE

Luiz Felipe Scolari on Wednesday was announced as the next manager for Chelsea and the news comes within days of Scolari saying that he would talk about the issue after the ongoing Euro championship. Chelsea fans were jubilant on the announcement and they have reasons to be happy as the Big Phil is known for his shrewd man management skills and has the ability to deal with Big names in Chelsea. While the fans of the Blues were happy, Portuguese fans and media are upset with the news. The most important factor has been the timing of the announcement as they all feel it would shake up the morale of the team which has been doing well in the Euro. And the team cancelled the training and press meet on Thursday to avoid unnecessary attention on the coach.

Scolari has all the credentials to be a hit at Stamford Bridge but the Premiership will be a stern test to him. One of the key Chelsea players Ricardo Carvalho, who was talking about his desire to play under Jose at Inter said he was shocked on hearing the news and added that he will take the club forward and that he was looking forward to playing under his current national team coach at club level. Most of the football experts have said that Chelsea have made the right call and only time will tell if the Big Phil can deliver in England.

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