Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Deschamps to Chelsea; Mourinho to Portugal?
Various Reports, September 20th, 2007 4:15PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

The Chelsea tenure of Jose Mourinho, the "Special One" as he once famously referred to himself, is now over. Let the speculation begin as to who will succeed him. According to Rivals DM, former Chelsea player Didier Deschamps heads the list of possible replacements. Deschamps, who coached Juventus to the Serie B title last season, spent the 1999-2000 season with the Blues, during which he won the FA Cup.
 
However, for the time being, Avram Grant, signed over the summer as director of football, will act as caretaker manager in the wake of Mourinho's abrupt departure. He faces an immediate trial by fire as the Chelsea heads to Old Trafford to face Manchester United, the team that wrested the Premier League title from the club last season. As the Telegraph's Henry Winter points out, Grant had a solid reputation with Harry Redknapp at Portsmouth, but he's never managed a team of multi-millionaires. The situation is made all the more complicated for Grant because most of them had tremendous respect for Mourinho, which means that "Grant must impress in training and in setting up the team right," Winter says.
 
Mourinho, meanwhile, is already being hotly tipped to succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari as manager of the Portuguese national team. UEFA on Thursday banished the Brazilian from Portugal's remaining Euro 2008 qualifiers for punching a Serbian player after a 1-1 draw in Lisbon. Portugal sits third in Group A with just four games left to ensure qualification; surely the team will need a manager on the sidelines.

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Report: Clasico to Break Records     
AS reports that Saturday's Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Bernabeu in Madrid will ...
Dunga Names Neymar Brazil Captain    
Brazilian national team coach Dunga on Friday revealed that Neymar will retain the captain's armband when ...
Reports: Lampard Could Extend City Stay     
According to reports in England, Frank Lampard could be able to stay on loan at Manchester ...
Pogba Signs Three-Year Extension with Juve    
Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba on Friday signed a new deal that will keep him at the ...
Rio Ferdinand to Retire This Season    
Former England captain and Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand has said he plans to retire ...
Garcia: Roma Must Respond Following Bayern "Accident"     
AS Roma coach Rudi Garcia on Friday admitted that his team has a long way to ...
Mourinho: Costa Could Play Against Man United    
Jose Mourinho on Friday revealed that Chelsea striker Diego Costa could play at Manchester United on ...
Enrique: Suarez to Make Barca Clasico Debut     
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique on Friday confirmed that Luis Suarez will play in Saturday's Clasico vs. ...
Sporting Demands UCL Replay     
Sporting Lisbon has lodged a formal complaint with UEFA demanding a replay of its UEFA Champions ...
FIFA Rankings: USA Falls to 23rd    
Jurgen Klinsmann's USA fell six places to 23rd in FIFA's international rankings following a pair of ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives