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Why Phil and Tony Had To Go
Two big name managers have just been given the chop but in truth neither the sacking of Tony Adams from Portsmouth or Phil Scolari from Chelsea was a surprise. Now, of course, the question is: who will replace them long term?
Tony Cascarino, 25 Feb 2009
Liverpool got out of jail the other day against Pompey. They won the match, but it needs saying that Benitez’s team selection was absolutely bizarre. They got away with it, thanks to Torres’s brilliance and a massive mistake from Distin, but a team that’s contending for the title shouldn’t be in the position of being 2-1 down to a team that haven’t won in two months. Rafa sounds less and less impressive as the season goes on, and I don’t think the win fooled anybody. Liverpool are a far cry from being Premiership champions.