By Chris Wright
In this morning’s inevitable, ridiculous, knee-jerk news; Andre Villas-Boas has been sacked by
John Terry and Frank Lampard Chelsea following yesterday’s 1-0 defeat at West Brom – a result that leaves the club lying in shameful, shameful fifth place in the Premier League.
Chelsea have released the following statement:
“Andre Villas-Boas has parted company with Chelsea Football Club today. The board would like to record our gratitude for his work and express our disappointment that the relationship has ended so early.
“Unfortunately the results and performances of the team have not been good enough and were showing no signs of improving at a key time in the season.
“The club is still competing in the latter stages of the UEFA Champions League and the FA Cup, as well as challenging for a top-four spot in the Premier League, and we aim to remain as competitive as possible on all fronts.
“With that in mind we felt our only option was to make a change at this time.”
The word is Villas-Boas will pick up nearly £18 million in compensation – I can’t be arsed to fact check, it’s Sunday – while Roberto Di Matteo has been appointed as manager on an interim basis. However, several of the Sunday papers seem to be already pedalling the rumour that Rafa Benitez will be appointed as AVB’s successor ‘within the next 48 hours.’
Let the spinning wheel spin and history repeat itself…again.