Personally, and for what it’s worth, I think it’s a great move and a big signing in itself – that’s, before we get on to the transfer speculation. This guy 'brooks no crapulence' so he’ll deal with the dressing room egos and at least we won’t see all that press speculation about Abromovitch picking the team or giving tactical advice to players anymore. OK, so he hasn’t managed a club side in Europe but he’s the real deal when it comes to motivating and inspiring his players so I can’t see that being a problem.
As for the transfer speculation, it looks like we’ve bought and sold just about everybody – at least according to the press. My hopes are for Lamps and Rickey to stay (Deco’s good but we’ll get more goals from Lamps), Drogba to be shown the door (as good and important as his goals have been, he’s become a petulant liability and I can’t forget the Champions League sending off) along with Malouda and then perm any three incomming from Kaka, Van de Vaaht, Villa, Drente, Ribery, Robinho et al.
One thing you can be sure of, it’s never dull following Chelsea
Come on you Blues