Chelsea fans rejoice: Roberto Di Matteo is gone and you didn’t get Harry Redknapp
SO. Roman Abramovich has sacked Roberto Di Matteo as the team’s coach. It’s news right up with the shockers that Katie Price sleeps on her back. But how do the papers react to it?
The Sun tops the lot, yelling:
“FOOTBALL STUNNED BY BRUTAL SACKING”
Oh, the brutality of a £2m pay off and gilded life. Veterans of the miners’ strike must be weeping for RDM. Maybe the Sun will now compare Abramovich to Hitler?
One day earlier, as Chelsea floundered to defeat against Juventus in the Champions League the Sun led with “JUVE ‘AD IT’. The Sun’s back page told Di Matteo that this was “THE END”.
The Sun polls its readers to find out what they think of the sacking. The results are, as ever the way with newspaper polls, hilarious. When the paper doesn’t tell you how many responded to its poll, you know the numbers were low. A big 16.8% say they wanted Sun columnist Harry Redknapp to get the job of managing Chelsea. That made him second favourite. Favourite was Pep Guardiola. The job has, of course, gone to Rafa Benitez, the chap known among legions of Blues fans as the “fat Spanish waiter”.
The poll was skewed by the limited field. When we polled Arsenal fans, the reaction to who they wanted to be the Chelsea boss were as follows:
Bonnie Langford – 32%
Kerry Dixon – 19%
Jimmy Savile – 18%
David Mellor – 11%
I could not give a sh*t – all others