With the 2012/2013 Barclay’s Premier League season coming to a rather bumpy conclusion, a few points of discussion have arisen most recently. None more so than the (not so) surprising sacking of Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas(AVB) after a shocking defeat to West Bromwich Albion. The Blues have been having a rather inconsistent run, and losing to West Brom was enough reason for AVB to be sent packing. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich have hired and fired 8 managers in 9 seasons, so the sight of Villas-Boas and his Louis Vuitton luggage set at Heathrow Airport should not come as any surprise.
As it turns out, Villas-Boas is not the only manager to be shown the door this season. Poor old Mick McCarthy was booted out by the Wolves hierarchy after not showing any signs of improvement whilst grazing the relegation zone with their presence.
On the international front, England manager Fabio Capello decided that he could not manage an international team without his racist captain, and eventually resigned from the position. With Euro 2012 just around the corner, The Three Lions might find themselves in a bit of a predicament as well as a very familiar position…losing…all the time! This unorthodox move from the Italian means more speculation(as well as more bets being made) on who would be Capello’s successor. For the most part, Harry Redknapp is the man believed to follow in Capello’s footsteps and lead England to new found glory days.
This would most probably mean a substantial increase in salary for old ‘Arry(as well as a few more heart attacks). Nonetheless he would be able to afford those new kitchen appliances the missus has been nagging about. But for Harry it is not as simple. He has become known as the magician manager, saving and transforming mediocre teams into proper footballing teams (or at least less mediocre teams such as Portsmouth). With Tottenham (Redknapp’s current team) on a decent run, Harry has to decide if he wants to pursue domestic or international glory.