Anorak | Chelsea £17m a year for Pep, Mourinho met Manchester United last week, Ferguson returns

Chelsea £17m a year for Pep, Mourinho met Manchester United last week, Ferguson returns

by | 22nd, December 2015

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The tabloids continue to obsesses with who is going to be manager of Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City, respectively, when January is out. Arsenal don’t seem to be in need of a new broom (see back pages above), showing the rest that sticking with a man and working to a plan can work.

The Mail (back page) : “Chelsea move for Guardiola.

Page 72: “Money no object as Roman bids to lure Pep.”

Readers learn that Guardiola has “assessed” the Chelsea squad and calculated the Blues will need 10 new players. Yeah. That’s all. We’re also introduced to Mrs Pep, Cristina Serra. The Mail  says she could “sway” her husband’s decision.

Daily Express: (back page) : “Mourinho lined up for Old Trafford.”

This is a story that repeats. Why would Manchester United want Jose Mourinho, a successful but irritating man with no roots at United, who sees clubs as existing for his benefit? We can debate it at length, but the Express  says United’s management are ready to give current manager Louis Van Gaal the boot and replace him with the Portuguese.

The paper says Mourinho is the “overwhelming favourite” with United fans to take over. Really? They want him more than Pep, Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone, Stoke City’s Mark Hughes or even the young and highly talented Eddie Howe?

Page 54: “Roman Abromovich will pay Pep Guardiola £17m a year to manage Chelsea. Roman looks desperate. Failing that, the Express says Roman will slap his wallet about the face of Diego Simeone.

Page 52-53: “Four roads: which one will United choose?”

Apparently only four people are goo enough to manage United: Ryan Giggs, Van Gaal, Mourinho and Pep. If you are going to suggest Giggs, why not throw in Gary Nevill’s name? Giggs is mute on the United bench as Van Gaal’s team bore. Neville is vocal, talented and willing to stand

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