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MrBlueGuy

Next Manager?

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Who should be Chelsea's next permanent manager?   270 members have voted

  1. 1. Who should be Chelsea's next permanent manager?

    • Carlo Ancelotti
    • Guus Hiddink
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    • Maurizio Sarri
    • Diego Simeone
    • Max Allegri
    • Brendan Rodgers
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    • Other
    • Luis Enrique
    • Thomas Tuchel

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22 minutes ago, Superblue_1986 said:

Zappacosta for me is the main one that shows Conte must have had some influence because I just cannot see the club targeting him without Conte's influence. Maybe he didn't have his first choices, but from what it appears Chelsea chased Sandro all summer and when it got to the end and they knew it wasn't happening Conte gave the club an alternative option that he had knowledge of and could trust.

 

Conte may have approved of the Zappacosta deal, problem is almost every other deal seems to have Conte's disapproval. was Batshuayi a Conte buy? Because if he was it seems very strange that Conte would rather play Hazard as a false nine. Was Drinkwater a Conte buy? Seems strange because Conte preferred Fabregas to Drinkwater despite Fabregas hardly playing in Conte's first year. Was Emerson a Conte buy? Would be strange to say so when he only started 3 matches. Another huge problem is that we don't know what the alternatives were to Zappacosta. He may have been the best of the worst possible options. He may have been the only option.

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19 minutes ago, Panic said:

Why do you think we were going after Serie A players? Because some newspapers reported it? For the past 5 summers Hazard has been linked to Real Madrid or PSG. He is still here. How many times have we been linked to Messi or other top players over the years? Most transfer stories are garbage and to rely on them seems silly. While it is really hard to determine how the club operates, it doesn't seem reasonable to say Drinkwater, Barkley, Zappacosta, Batshuayi, and Emerson are Conte buys when none of them play. It seems much more likely that because Conte is familiar with Serie A, newspapers ran with stories those stories because they aren't too ludicrous.There's also the Matic situation to take into consideration. Conte PUBLICLY stated that he wanted to keep Matic so that Bakayoko had time to adapt. Combine all of this with the fact that Conte has been very vocal with his criticism of the board failing to back him. and I would say there is no reason to believe Conte had much of a say in any of our transfer dealings.

Even if we hypothetically weren't after the other players, the fact that since Conte arrived half our signings have been from that league after a decade of signing no one from Italy says it all, and that's before i mention the targetmen. There's likely some arrivals that he doesn't have much of a say in, but is it really a coincidence we suddenly chase Serie A players and targetmen as soon as a manager from Italy with a track record for using a targetman comes in?

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32 minutes ago, Tomo said:

Even if we hypothetically weren't after the other players, the fact that since Conte arrived half our signings have been from that league after a decade of signing no one from Italy says it all, and that's before i mention the targetmen. There's likely some arrivals that he doesn't have much of a say in, but is it really a coincidence we suddenly chase Serie A players and targetmen as soon as a manager from Italy with a track record for using a targetman comes in?

Of the 13 first team players that have arrived since Conte has took over, only 4 of them are from Serie A. Of those 4, only 3 had no previous links to Chelsea. Zappacosta, Alonso and Emerson. Of those 3, only Alonso is a first team regular. Emerson has only played in 6 matches despite Alonso's struggles and despite the fact that Conte wanted to replace Alonso with Sandro.  If that is the case, and it seems pretty reasonable to say that Conte wanted to replace Alonso, only two of those signings seem to have been met with approval.But approval should not be confused with power. As the Matic deal very clearly demonstrates, the club make decisions without Conte's approval. If they didn't, Matic would still be here as a backup player as Conte publicly stated that it was his wish to keep Matic here so he could ease Bakayoko into the first team.

With regards to the pursuit of targetmen,the club may have pursued a targetman to help Conte out, but the club needed a back-up striker. Batshuayi just didn't cut it and Chelsea are no stranger to targetmen. Giroud is a quality backup striker, and Conte probably offered no resistance to the purchase, but that doesn't mean he was a Conte buy.

You're right it's not a coincidence that we were linked to Serie A players. But that's because the press use transfer stories generate interest. It's no coincidence that media members who have no clue about what is going on would link Chelsea to Serie A players. It's why we have been linked to Jorginho. We all know that he is going to be a City player, but because it looks like Sarri is going to be our next manager, the press have linked us with Jorginho.

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8 hours ago, the wes said:

Did napoli not beat Juventus at their ground this season? 

Was talking about the game at San Paolo. They won at Juve but that was a different game.

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8 hours ago, DDA said:

Bar Hazard, what are these better options you speak of? Some would argue that Napoli has a stronger starting eleven than ours. Certainly a more balance first team.

Was talking about backup options. Beyond Napoli's starting XI, what else have they got really? Not saying we have great quality in reserves but we have a tad more squad depth than them. 

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I mean if reports are true that Sarri really pushing for the job im sure he thinks he can work the magic with most of our squad. I dont think he expect Chelsea to bring him a new team along with him. 

Was Napolis team full off one touch players before Sarri came or did he make them able to play one-two touch attacking football? Genuine question. 

The difference between Sarri and Pep (What i have been reading from Napoli fans) is that Pep buy specific players for his team and tactics while Sarri coaches his players to fit his team and tactics. 

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Sorry if already posted.

Here you can find an interesting Nat Chalobah's audio interview about his loan spell in Napoli under Sarri.

https://audioboom.com/channel/golazzo--the-totally-italian-football-show

Don't worry, If appointed we won't just run upfront like headless chickens.

Here's the transcription (in Italian)

https://www.iamnaples.it/notizie-calcio-napoli/chalobah-gli-schemi-di-sarri-roba-mai-vista-parla-inglese-ma-non-in-allenamento/

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With him supposedly telling the club he ants to bring 5 players with him (yeah right) why would one be a 32 year old Raul Albiol? AND KK? OK I would love KK next to Rudi but ffs we never paid up for him the plast 2 seasons when he was alot cheaper than he will be now. I can see us going for the aging Raul Albiol  even with our stockpile of CBs

Lets hope Sarri can talk us into Jorginho & KK but I wont hold my breath

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5 hours ago, coolhead23 said:

This is an opinionated post. Of course it's gonna be biased towards what might not work under him for Chelsea. There are also other posts where it says Sarri is the perfect fit, they won't talk about what could go wrong. 

 

At this moment, it's all just a guesswork and most of the things that we're expecting under Sarri (mainly personnel) are going to be way different when we play our first game under him. 

 

However, if he can install the system here, teams would be scared! If he isn't able to, he'll be sacked. It's all a wait and watch right now, but it certainly is exciting.

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9 minutes ago, Jason said:

Eden Hazard FC.

 

I think that is absolute BS. Not even Hazard would have the audacity to outright tell the board which manager to hire. Also even if he did, would he really recommend a manager he has never worked with he barely knows (i guesss)  and who is known for playing a system in which Hazard himself is not even played to his strengths i.e. cast on the wing?

That must have been some crack chat between Mertens and Hazard.

"Yo Dawg, you know whos a good manager?" 

"Tell me"

"Sarri, man"

"which position would he play me in?"

"left wing or striker like I do"

"Perfect. neither is my perfect position but I am totally gonna hit up my employer and tell them to sack Conte and hire that guy. Thanks bro"

"Your welcome"

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Its natural for a player to want to play better and in a different way and I dont mind him having thoughts about changing manager etc but IMOI think heshould have kept his opinions to himself and not come out in the media about it. Him and Tibo aren't daft. They know exactly what they're doing media wise.

What I think he should have done is voiced his opinions 1st to Conte. Had a straight conversation with him.

IF that didn't achieve anything then he obviously knows Roman - have a word in his ear hole. Say 'Look I'll be honest. I love playing here etc but I'm not happy blah blah...'

Roman must love Eden as hes a supporter too. He would have had a meeting with Conte saying 'What can we do about it?'

I just dont like hearing all the inside negativity coming out of the players mouths. They all can't agree with Conte leaving and it causes bad feelings between each other. It is a form of player power and its not the 1st time we have had it.

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Okey what is going on here guys? We not sure about Conte leaving? Fecking sake..

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18 minutes ago, Costa19 said:

Okey what is going on here guys? We not sure about Conte leaving? Fecking sake..

Whats going on is, that his compensation is being negotiated.

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48 minutes ago, Costa19 said:

Okey what is going on here guys? We not sure about Conte leaving? Fecking sake..

This board is a circus.

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