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Scolari Appointment And Its Implications

Scolari's contract with Chelsea is worth £5.5 million a year. What makes me more happy is that rival fans are really not happy and comes up with stories about the ways in which Scolari could fail in his job. Scolari's appointment could have many implications and changes at the Bridge.

Scolari will bring his own set of assistants but Steve Clarke is likely to work under him. There are speculations that Deco might be Scolari's first signing, and in that case Lampard will move to re-unite with Mourinho at Inter. I like Deco, but them I like Lampard 100 times more and so wouldn't pray for such a thing to happen. But that's likely to happen because Lampard haven't signed a contract yet and Inter are looking forward to signing an attacking midfielder. And Mourinho rates Lampard highly.

But there are more good things Scolari will bring with him. Jose Bosingwa, Chelsea's new signing who currently plays right back for Portugal would certainly feel at home moving to Chelsea. Carvalho had expressed intentions of moving to some other club and is now surprised, and happy with Scolari's appointment. This might cause Carvalho to re-consider his decision. That's a very good thing because Carvalho is one of the best defenders in world right now.

It remains to be seen what Drogba decides after the new manager is appointed and also if someone like Quaresma or Robinnho, who have played under Scolari will come to the Bridge.


These are some of the latest 'rumors' from around the e-world-
#Scolari will be handed a £100m transfer kitty to lure the best players in the world to Stamford Bridge. (Various)
#Scolari will target AC Milan star Kaka and will spend £55m on the midfielder. (Daily Mirror)
#The appointment of the Brazilian at Stamford Bridge could see the arrival of Barcelona midfielder Deco. Scolari could also convince Ricardo Carvalho to stay at the club. (The Sun)
#Scolari will be handed a blank cheque to bring in new players and will spend up to £50m on Brazillian star Kaka. (Daily Express)
#David Villa is the most wanted striker in Europe with Scolari favorite to land the £25m Spaniard. (Daily Mirror)

The rise and rise of 'Big Phil'
(courtesy Telegraph)
1948
: Born in Rio Grande do Su, Brazil Played: as a defender with Aymore, Caxias, Novo Hamburgo, Juventude and CSA
1991:
Coached Criciuma to the Brazilian Cup
1993:
Coached Gremio to the Brazilian Cup
1995:
Won the Copa Libertadores de America
1996:
Claimed Brazilian national championship
1997:
Joined Palmeiras
1999:
Won the Copa Libertadores de America
2000:
Joined Cruzeiro
2001:
Appointed coach of Brazil
2002:
Guided Brazil to World Cup success
2002
: Took over as manager of Portugal
2008:
Confirmed as new manager of Chelsea

So waiting for the campaign to kick off? I wasn't interested to look into the pre-season friendlies until I heard Scolari's the chosen one. The first thing I did after hearing the news was to check out when is him first match as manager. So, here is the list of first few matches.

Chelsea's pre-season fixtures:
July 23: Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Pharmaceutical
July 25: CLS side Chengdu Blades
July 29: Malaysian Super League select side in Kuala Lumpur
Aug 1-3: Tour of Moscow with games against Lokomotiv Moscow, AC Milan and Seville

2 comments:

  Gagan

13 June 2008 at 12:27

Interesting ~~

  Aravind

16 June 2008 at 10:28

@Gagan: Thanks