Another Two Premier League Managers Axed


Who would want to be a Premier League manager, as we hear today that Chelsea have sacked Luiz Felipe Scolari, and Portsmouth have sacked Tony Adams.

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Luiz Felipe Scolari – lasted half a season at Chelsea – give us a break!

That’s what comes of not winning on Saturday.

Both managers have not even been in charge for a full season at either of their clubs, but it looks like Chelsea’s inability to win at home, they could only draw again with Hull City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday 0-0, has cost the former Portugal manager his job.

Well they didn’t give the Brazilian much of a chance did they?

While Scolari’s dismissal is somewhat surprising, Tony Adams departure is less so, since he has won but 2 of 16 games in charge at Fratton Park, since he replaced Harry Redknapp earlier in the season.

And Portsmouth were beaten 3-2 by Liverpool on Saturday, after leading in that home game, 2-1, after 85 minutes.

There are rumors that Portsmouth, who are now 16th in the league with 24 points, 3 points behind Newcastle, but with a game in hand, are ready to sign former Chelsea Manager, Avram Grant.

Grant used to be at Portsmouth, when Redknapp was there. That’s unless Chelsea beat them to it.

It looks like any manager these days, who happens to go on a bad run, gets the sack, with big money from the world-wide TV revenues, making clubs desperate to stay in the top flight.

Of course, with Chelsea, they want to win the league, but they should have kept the special one. Their next manager will be their 4th one, under Russian owner Roman Abramovich.

Oh well, it looks like Chelsea and Portsmouth may be trying to challenge Newcastle’s record of 4 managers within the last two years.

It’s good the Newcastle club is stable right now. 😀

Comments welcome.



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180 comments so far

  • murphy

    Feb 9, 2009 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #1

    it’s crazy when you think about it, if you don’t win everything when in charge of chelsea you get sacked be it 8 million pounds richer, bet he’s gutted millions in the back pocket and no more ego’s to deal with day in day out.

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  • OHurley

    Feb 9, 2009 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #2

    Ouch… and I thought the NFL was bad! I think Chelski is stupid for sacking Scolari, but maybe since he’s free…..???

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  • Toon_Fresh

    Feb 9, 2009 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #3

    HA! Stable…

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  • beyethegreat

    Feb 9, 2009 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #4

    stable-ish

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  • Dan4Toon

    Feb 9, 2009 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #5

    yeahh 😀 !! well put ed.

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  • beyethegreat

    Feb 9, 2009 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #6

    do they sack a lot of managers in the nfl?

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  • Toon_Fresh

    Feb 9, 2009 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #7

    We don’t need to switch managers during the season. Maybe after if Kinnear’s heart can’t take it.
    But then again, I wouldn’t be surprised…

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  • Toon_Fresh

    Feb 9, 2009 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #8

    beye-
    there has been 7-9 sacked after this last season

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  • Doocey

    Feb 9, 2009 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #9

    I liked Scolari. Funny fella.

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  • RyanToon

    Feb 9, 2009 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #10

    perhaps adams will go to chelsea 🙂

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  • beyethegreat

    Feb 9, 2009 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #11

    toon fresh

    that is bad how many teams are there?

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  • Kash

    Feb 9, 2009 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #12

    Apparently Joe Kinnear actually took a sick day on Saturday to go and interview for the Chelsea job!!!!

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  • toon 86

    Feb 9, 2009 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #13

    both managers didnt get the respect off there players,tony adams evin stated that he wasnt getting on with some players and drogba and terry have been rediculous this season under scolari

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  • bobby_ollox

    Feb 9, 2009 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #15

    The more clubs that are looking for new managers the worse it is for us.

    Much as you have to admire Kinnear’s bottle at taking the job on, he is not the future of NUFC and must surely expect to be replaced in the summer. A management merry go round now means more managers just starting new jobs, and less available in the summer..

    I bet we end up with that bloke from Goal ! – he would make a class manager.

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  • Toon_Fresh

    Feb 9, 2009 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #16

    beye-
    32 teams. pretty absurd firings. there were some succesful new coaches this year so it seems everyone thought if they brought in a new young talented coaches, they could do well too.

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  • batty

    Feb 9, 2009 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #17

    chelsea are after gus hiddink or avram grant on the short list ha

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  • Timmers

    Feb 9, 2009 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #18

    Get scolari!!!!!!!!!

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  • Doocey

    Feb 9, 2009 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #19

    New articles up on my site lads. Check em out if ya like, click the name 😀
    Cheers

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  • ObaMartins

    Feb 9, 2009 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #20

    Hiddink would do a Good job…Class Manager

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  • ObaMartins

    Feb 9, 2009 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #21

    Wonder if Adams would concider taking on the Newcastle job ?

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  • Nick D

    Feb 9, 2009 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #22

    It shows how far we have fallen since being a top 4 team, that could you imagine Scholari managing us and Kinnear managing Chelsea!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sadly the joke’s on us.

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  • beyethegreat

    Feb 9, 2009 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #23

    lol

    fresh i dont know much about nf lbut was the manager of green bay sacked

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  • Leo

    Feb 9, 2009 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #24

    and everyone calls newcastle fickle!!!!

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  • Toon_Fresh

    Feb 9, 2009 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #25

    beye-
    no he was actually one of the survivors even after a pretty disappointing season

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  • Nenad

    Feb 9, 2009 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #26

    Mourinho for Toon!

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  • beyethegreat

    Feb 9, 2009 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #27

    im not sure whether thats gd or bad fresh but never mind

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  • Joseph

    Feb 9, 2009 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #28

    and they say we’re bad when it comes to managers 3 in 18 months? Should never have sacked Grant

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  • Toonmania

    Feb 9, 2009 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #29

    obamartins,
    you sure you are a nufc fan?? maybe adams coming to newcastle are you having a laugh? he’s not good enough to manage himself let alone a team of football players the best football team he should be in charge of is something in the conferance league he’s not PL standard not even close.

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  • AndyNUFC

    Feb 9, 2009 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #30

    Toonmania, can’t manage himself? Hope that wasn’t a dig at his alcohol addiction, would be a bit over the line.

    We should maybe get Martinez, Bruce, Grant at the end of the season, and yes, Grant is a realistic target.

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  • beyethegreat

    Feb 9, 2009 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #31

    andy

    grant is to defensive

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  • Toonmania

    Feb 9, 2009 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #32

    no it wasn’t a dig at his alcohol addiction he’s done well with that i think? but he’s not PL quality no where near and we don’t need someone thats just ok, if we want to go forward we need to get someone that is capable of pushing the players and playing to a higher standard than we do at the moment.

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  • Nenad

    Feb 9, 2009 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #33

    Chelsea are silly. Firstly for appointing Scolari, and now foe sacking him…

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  • AndyNUFC

    Feb 9, 2009 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #34

    Fair do’s Toonmania, was just checking 😉 🙂

    Beye, I wouldn’t mind an experienced manager making us solid. I don’t even think Mourinho could sort out our defence though.

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  • Rodzilla

    Feb 9, 2009 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #35

    Joseph // Feb 9, 2009 at 6:24 PM

    “……Should never have sacked Grant”

    …they should never have sacked Ranieri! It pi55ed me off the amount of glory Mourinho got. Ranieri brought in players like Cech, Terry, Gallas, Robben, Lampard – and took them to 2nd place in the league before getting sacked. Piece of pi55 for the ‘special one’.

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  • Toon_Factor

    Feb 9, 2009 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #36

    wwee nneeeedd ttoo ggeett ssccoollaarrii!!!!!!!!

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  • Nufcy

    Feb 9, 2009 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #37

    Mourinho back at Chelsea I reckon

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  • AndyNUFC

    Feb 9, 2009 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #38

    I think once Mourinho has done it at Inter, he will travel again, possibly do it in Spain somewhere.

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  • valle

    Feb 9, 2009 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #39

    Rodzilla… Terry was an acedemy product and im pretty sure Robben was bought by Arnesen after Mourinho arrived… Anyways, Arnesen is the one doing the deals for Chelsea… He would need Mourinho’s accept ofc, but its still his buys.

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  • Toonmania

    Feb 9, 2009 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #40

    personally i’m not entirely sure that scolari is right for the PL he seems to have the quality for the european game but i don’t think he got want is needed for the prem

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