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Chelsea FC: Why Pep Guardiola Should Not Replace Roberto Di Matteo As Manager

Chelsea FC: Why Pep Guardiola Should Not Replace Roberto Di Matteo As Manager

Hyped by on November 21, 2012 Website: thepremierleagueinsider.com

The sacking of Roberto Di Matteo as Chelsea manager by Roman Abramovich was not a surprise. The news was inevitable as Chelsea was elimiated from contention in the UEFA Champions League by Juventus.

Roman Abramovich is considering Pep Guardiola [former FC Barcelona manager] as a replacement. If Guardiola does not accept, Abramovich is willing to interview Rafa Benitez for the position as reported by Neil Ashton of The Daily Mail.

Guardiola should not accept the position as Chelsea FC manager for the following reasons.

1. One Year Sabatical

When Guardiola said that he was going to take a one year sabatical after resigning as Barca manager, it was a wise decision. During that time, Guardiola can spend time with family as well as ponder his past, present, and future.

A hurried decision to accept a post would not help him. It would look as if Guardiola was ready for any position at any time.

At the same time, a hurried decision would leave Guardiola unprepared for the pressure cooker environment that is Chelsea at the present time.

2. Pressure Cooker

Abramovich is an owner who wants the most out of the money spent on Chelsea. When there are no immediate results, Abramovich fired managers and is willing to trade players.

Since Abramovich arrived at Chelsea, Jose Mourinho, Andres Villas-Boas, and Avram Grant have been the victims of the revolving door changes of managers. Abramovich is not the only problem for a future manager at Chelsea.

The players appear to determine who will be the manager. Villas-Boas had problems in the Chelsea dressing room and Di Matteo suffered the same fate.

The Chelsea players appear not to accept their blame for what happens in a match but that's another story. What can be said that such an environment will not help Guardiola.


Guardiola will have many offers to study after finishing his one year rest. He should study them carefully before saying yes.

The only recommendation is that Guardiola should stay away from the managerial job at Chelsea.

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