Chelsea Manager Contenders: Pro’s & Con’s For Each

By on May 25, 2011

So, it is going to be yet another new season and Chelsea will once again be searching for a new manager. Despite having sacked plenty of managers during his time, Roman Abramovich is not devoid of options. According to reports, the Russian has come up with a three man list that is certainly going to be interesting indeed. So, here are the contenders:

1. Guus Hiddink
He is reportedly top of the list and he needs no introduction for Chelsea fans having been extremely popular during his time before being subsequently replaced by Carlo Ancelotti. Took over the management reigns of the club midway through the season from Scolari and immediately impressed everyone.

Pros: Knows Chelsea extremely well and is even involved in an advisory role, gets on well with the owner, players love him, fans love him, great tactician.

Cons: At 64 years of age, he isn’t necessarily one for the future, currently contracted to the Turkey National team.

2. Jose Mourinho
Needs no introduction as he is still held in a great position by Chelsea fans all around the world, but would he actually be able to repeat the feat the second time around?

Pros: ‘The Special One’ – Simply a legend at Stamford Bridge and there isn’t a greater thing to say about him really.

Cons: Contracted to Real Madrid where he might have some unfinished business, ego clash with the owner.

3. Andre Villas-Boas
This is really the standout name as this young protege has been sending a great message to all the big clubs around the world. In his first year in-charge, he has already guided Porto to three trophies. Many consider him to be the next Jose Mourinho.

Pros: Tactically astute, very young at just 33 years, one for the future, speaks perfect English.

Cons: Inexperienced, contracted to FC Porto.

You also have others like Van Basten and Frank Rijkaard in the frame, but these three seem to be the core of interesting options at Roman Abramovich’s disposal.

Who do you think would be suitable?

Submitted by Chelsea FC True Blue




  1. KevDK

    May 25, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Mark Hughes….. I Really think he could do a good job,… Pros: Respected, Fairly young, a fighter (playing days)Knows Chelsea.

    Cons. Well…..

  2. kaka

    May 25, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Chelsea should make hiddink their sporting director while one among mourinho or boas should be made the manager there is not much risk in selecting boas as he has already proved what he is capable of plus if they get hiddink he could be asked to guide him in times of needs.

  3. FA

    May 25, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    I would like Boas. Mourinho will not like reporting to Hiddink or any other Sporting Director and caused problems not getting his way when he left chelsea (and also problems at Real Madrid now).

    So Boas for me and as said above, Hiddink for sporting director and help boas out if stuck.

    I liked Huges but he messed up at City. Moyes is probably a better shout


    May 25, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    ANDRE VILLAS-BOAS, is the best person to take the job as a manager at chelsea

  5. Benar

    May 25, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Mr Hiddink should be the sporting director while boas should be made the manager. Boas tactics combined with hiddink experience and tactics in times of need would give other clubs the toughest resistance ever.

  6. lol

    May 25, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Chelsea fans all around the world. Rofl

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