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Roman Abramovich’s Poisoned Chalice?

As reported yesterday, Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp had been scouted by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich as a possible candidate for the permanent Chelsea manager’s position. Well according to reports in the Daily Mail the current reigning Bundesliga champions’ leader has ruled himself out of the running for a move to SW6.

Speaking after his sides German Cup semi-final victory he said:

I will not be moving there. But I do think it is cool that I am being named in the same breath as Mourinho and Guardiola.

That is enough for me – that is already a personal triumph, but I am not available, sorry”.

Yet another manager linked and denying interest in the Chelsea job. The search for a new manager seems to crop up another name every day, how many of these managers are really candidates for the job?

Every day you read of another manager from another country being ‘watched’ or ‘scouted’ by Roman Abramovich. Did anyone ever think he may just be exploring all options without any intent to appoint these guys?

We all know Mourinho is the fans favourite and can probably guess Pep Guardiola would be Abramovich’s choice but until the summer none of these moves for Mourinho, Guardiola, Klopp, Hiddink, Van Gaal etc. etc. will be substantial.

The only person not being mentioned is the person who deserves a mention and that is current interim boss Roberto Di Matteo. A 100% record since taking over and if Chelsea could win at the Etihad tonight, qualify for the Champions League and somehow beat Barcelona in the semi-finals of this year’s competition then who could deny him the chance to take charge for next season.

No matter what you read about this man and the next being linked with the Chelsea job I would take with a pinch of salt as lets face it, if Chelsea fail to qualify for the Champions League these ‘top’ managers will not be interested and Di Matteo be the only option for taking the reins.

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