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BREAKING NEWS: Makelele named new Bastia bossBastia have announced the appointment of former France international Claude Makelele as the club's new coach. "Bastia are pleased to announce that Claude M

Claude Makelele was not a glamorous sea-captain of any sort. His affable mannerisms and ever-present smile belied a combative, negative style of play that on first examination was far more destructive

Claude Makelele one of a kind,we never really completely replaced him.One of if not the best defensive midfielder of the modern era.Won everything he could and earned a legendary status forever in the folklore of the Chelsea faithful.

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I always thought with Essien, we have next Makelele. And especially Lassana Diarra was even more like young Makelele, when he was playing for us. Really dont know, why we sold him...damn...

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I always thought with Essien, we have next Makelele. And especially Lassana Diarra was even more like young Makelele, when he was playing for us. Really dont know, why we sold him...damn...

Because there was no need for him. Essien was in his prime and Mikel was seen as the second choice to Ess. It made perfect sense to sell Diarra.

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What did Florentino Perez once say about Makalele ?

'''We will not miss Makélelé. His technique is average, he lacks the speed and skill to take the ball past opponents, and ninety percent of his distribution either goes backwards or sideways. He wasn't a header of the ball and he rarely passed the ball more than three metres. Younger players will arrive who will cause Makélelé to be forgotten''.

Real Madrid basically went into the dark ages when Makalele left the club. They have consistently been knocked out of the CL in every single season since he left due to defensive lapses.

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BTW on the Chelsea Football Fancast Website, there is a poll on which CM should be considered for our all-time Best XI. Maka is running away from Butch Wilkins & Bison Essien. He did get a position named after his style. That is mad props right there.

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It's amazing how much effect he had.

Such an underrated player, you have had players with unbelievable concentration and work rate, defensive type players. They've never been considered as one of the best ever or anything, not even called up on footballer of the year have they?. You get these crazy players who don't switch off and make a huge difference in the team, so consistent etc.

But instead players with the flair and attacking football get the highlights, cause goals are footballs biggest highlight. And that's what creates the goals, unfortunately what prevents the goals never gets the recognition it deserves.

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I hope he becomes a World Class coach. He's got the tactical mind and he's got sound knowledge of the game

Imagine the day we've got backroom staff compromising of Lampard, Terry & Makelele!

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