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


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
Chandler Could Return to Training Next Week     
U.S. international Timothy Chandler is set to return to Nurnberg team training in 10 days, ESPN ...
Garcia: Roma's Scudetto Dream Not Over    
AS Roma coach Rudi Garcia says that he has not given up hope on the Scudetto ...
Giroud Honors Hillsborough Victims     
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud paid tribute to the victims of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster after scoring ...
PSG President: Blanc Has My Full Support    
Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser Al-Khelaifi claims that coach Laurent Blanc has his "full support" amid recent ...
Donovan Opens Up About Aging    
Speaking at a promotional event for Samsung, U.S. men's national team midfielder Landon Donovan opened up ...
Dortmund Blanks Wolfsburg German Cup Semi    
Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday reached its sixth German Cup final, beating Wolfsburg 2-0 thanks to goals ...
Candidate: FIFA Must Close Inequality Gap    
FIFA presidential candidate Jerome Champagne believes soccer's world governing body should do more to tackle inequality ...
Report: Man City the World's Best Paid Team    
Manchester City's first team is apparently the best-paid in world sports, according to a new report ...
Vice President Biden to Attend World Cup    
The World Cup trophy made its first stop in the United States on Monday as part ...
Beckham's Stadium Plan Runs into Opposition    
David Beckham's plan to build a waterfront stadium to house his new MLS franchise in PortMiami ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives