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Is Sparky Chelsea Bound?!?!

Is Sparky Chelsea Bound?!?!

The odds of Blackburn Rovers manager Mark Hughes becoming the new Chelsea one have been dramatically slashed with him now right up with the favourites to take over from Avram Grant.

Both Hughes and Rovers have been very silent on such thoughts, with it understood that Rovers will ONLY comment if Chelsea make an official approach, but more and more people are starting to think that maybe Sparky feels the time is right for a new challenge and is willing, if not actually WANTING the job??? A growing number of Chelsea fans also want their former star to return as their manager, with it is also thought that Sparky has quite a following within key personnel at Stamford Bridge Boardroom level.

My early thoughts of being confident that Sparky wouldn't be taking over at Chelsea are starting to change slightly now, with me beginning to think more and more that he might actually quite like the chance to be given the job and I am starting to think that he is waiting for the phone call, and would be willing to take it?!?! Their instant success policy would put extra pressure on him, as he would need to instantly delivery a trophy (or more!) or he would be out the door, so a more glamorous name, a name with a more trophy littered career as a manager could still be preferred? Some people believe that Sparky DID actually want the Newcastle United job and was waiting for their telephone call, but it never came.

All that we can do is hope that the phone call does not come through from Roman Abramovich (or a representative) to John Williams requesting official permission to speak to Sparky, as this could be a call that sees him walk away from Ewood Park, and the consequences of this could be disastrous as who knows who might then follow him through the exit gates?!?!


Date:Friday May 30 2008
Time: 10:18AM


Am I worrying unnecessarily or do you think that Sparky could well be wanting the Chelsea job, and may just be offered it?!?!
Hughes Da Man
30/05/2008 10:20:00
I'm still confident HDM... you are the worrier of the group without a doubt chief. I think Sparky didnt want the Newcastle job, he spoke at the time he was focused on the Rovers job. As I said i am still confident.
30/05/2008 10:39:00
As a chelsea fan, I think sparky is to drawer, and that has nothing to do with the fact he once played for us. If I was in your position I would be doing all I could to hang on to him. What you should be worried about is that plenty of potential candidates have already distanced themselves from the job without waiting for any official approach.
30/05/2008 10:51:00
If we had our way Sparky would be in the mangerial hot seat tomorrow!
30/05/2008 10:51:00
Like HDM I am officially worried! I'm still sure Chelsea will go for an established name but I'm worried that these persistent links are making Hughes' mind wander.
30/05/2008 11:17:00
Im worried, but i think he will stay, Chelsea are after the big european managers
30/05/2008 12:02:00
Ancelotti, Scolari and Mancini. They have a track record and Hughes doesnt in terms of winning trophies. that will ultimately get one of them the job. And again I draw your attention to hughes' constant "honour your contracts" rants to the players. He cant very well go and ignore his own logic.
30/05/2008 13:19:00
I think Hughesy would only leave for one job - Manchester United. I am sure he is destined for it when the moaner finally retires. Why would he go to Chelsea, potentially get sacked within 12 months and damage he reputation as a top manager - i.e Allardyce.
30/05/2008 13:36:00
Jose managed to turn Benni's head last summer and now its Hughes turn eh? I am also concerned, mainly because Hughes hasnt publicly spoken about the job and therefore distancing himself from it. To be honest, he didnt really convince me that he didnt want the Toon job so if I was John Williams, i think I might be canvassing opinions on potential managers to replace Hughes as, of right now, he doesnt seem 100% focused on Rovers and seems that any "big" jobs that come up, he would be interested IMO.
30/05/2008 13:46:00
I think you also need to bear in mind whatever managers say about jobs now a days even if they are trying to distance themselves from them... the press twist what they are saying anyway!!!
30/05/2008 15:34:00
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