Friday, September 21, 2007

Sensational twist emerges in Mourinho departure

It has been revealed that Avram Grant began his preperations to become Chelsea manager over a week ago. It has emerged that Grant contacted the Isreali FA and demanded a coaching license. He was quoted as saying "I need a Pro License and I need it in a hurry".

Grant and everyone around the departure claims that the decision was taken in an emergency meeting but he and insiders apparently knew in advance and was likely a player in the drama as it has also emerged he was querying the players for information about the training sessions. Grant was confirmed as Chelsea's new manager the day after Mourinho left.

Grant contacted Amnon Raz, an Isreali football official a shocking six months ago and asked about getting Pro Licence. It didn’t go any further at the time. But the latest call took an altogether different tone. Grant wanted to know the fastest way of getting the certification required to manage in the Premier League.

It appears clear now that Roman Abramovich appointed Avram Grant in case the relationship with Mourinho did not improve, there was never any meaning behind the position he invented nor the intention to work cooperatively with the manager. Grant had every incentive to undermine, backbite, and look for a way to unseat Mourinho.

He has done just that and I am certain the players know it. I can’t imagine anyone on the team save for a few of Mourinho’s whipping boys including Andiry Shevchenko will want to play for him.

The story thickens when it appears Grant faxed details of his career to Isreal on Thursday and was immediately granted a letter to UEFA asking to treat the situation with haste.

While the upper echelons of the club try and paint over the emerging turmoil, only the pitch will demonstrate how quickly a club can become dysfunctional. It’s no way to treat a manager that has brought more success in 3 seasons than 50 previous years.



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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is complete and utter bilge. The man was the coach of the Isreal national team and therefore had a pro licence already ( he has been coaching since he first qualified aged 19) !!!!!!

9/21/2007 10:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fool, you need to qulify for a licence to coach in england regardless of your past coaching

JM needed to get one even though he won the CL

9/21/2007 10:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is is sooo funny :) Better than any soap opera. Good old Roman

9/22/2007 11:13 AM  

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