- Lifestyle & Sports
- 19 Jun 08
Phil Scolari is exactly the sort of no-nonsense operator that Chelsea needs.
After nine months of Avram Grant’s electrifying personality, ‘Big Phil’ Scolari should finally bring a bit of colour and excitement back to the Bridge. His CV is first-class, having won the World Cup and been a winner at every job he’s had. The only question mark is, he hasn’t yet managed a club in Europe, so that’ll be a new ball game for him and he’ll have to learn pretty fast. He’ll be pitting his wits against the best managers in the world, and I’m sure he’ll relish the challenge. It all looks good from the outside. He’s a lot of advantages, of course. He takes over a fantastic squad, and he’ll have a king’s ransom to buy players, so you don’t have to be Einstein to see why it’s a very attractive job. The only downside is, he’ll need to win trophies. Second place won’t do. Avram Grant finished second in almost every competition, and that wasn’t deemed good enough.