Monday, February 9, 2009

SACKED : Chelsea Sacked Scolari

Chelsea have sensationally sacked manager Luiz Felipe Scolari, just hours after Tony Adams was booted out of Portsmouth.
A statement on the club's official website revealed the move had been made 'tomaintain a challenge for the trophies we are still competing for'. Scolari, who coached Brazil to World Cup glory in 2002, was this afternoon dismissed with the Stamford Bridge club fourth in the Barclays Premier League - seven pointsbehind leaders Manchester United having played a game more.
In a short statement, written in Portuguese, Scolari said: 'I appreciate the opportunity to have worked at Chelsea and in English football. It was a very valuable experience. I regret that our time together has not lasted longer. 'I wish luck to Chelsea in the three competitions that they are disputing.
'I will continue to live in London,' he added. The 60-year-old has paid the price following a poor run of results that included recent defeats against title rivals United and Liverpool, and culminated with a dismal 0-0 draw against Hull City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, a result that was met with boos from the home supporters.
Scolari becomes the eighth Premier League manager to depart this season, following Adams (Portsmouth) earlier today, Paul Ince (Blackburn), Roy Keane (Sunderland), Juande Ramos (Tottenham) now managing Real Madrid, Harry Redknapp (Portsmouth) now managing Tottenham Hotspurs, Alan Curbishley (West Ham) and Kevin Keegan (Newcastle).

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