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Chelsea FC: Another Manager

Started on 31 July 2013 by Jamesg237
Latest Reply on 23 August 2013 by wellsy1498
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Offical Club Statement

Today Chelsea Football Club has taken the decision to relieve Rafa Benitez from his duties as interim manager of the club. It is essential, when looking to the future, that we as a club have some stability as we have aims we want to achieve. Rafa was made aware from the start of his tenure that if there was potential to find a permanent replacement then he would have his contract mutually terminated which is the action that has been taken. Chelsea FC would like to take this opportunity to thank Rafa for the time he spent at the club despite it being for a short period of time.

The board of directors and owner want to reassure fans that they have already identified a permanent replacement that we believe can take this club forward and help us achieve our long term aims and ambitions.
Nice start, looking forward to a Chelsea story from a great writer :)
Good luck James:P
Chris: I am not sure about the "great writer" part but thank you for the kind words. I hope this story is a success.

Wellsy1498: Thank you Wellsy. I am confident I will stick to this story and haven't seen a Chelsea story for a little while so I hope it is a success.


I am pleased to announce that Chelsea Football Club has a new manager who has agreed to take the club forward into the future. Dennis Wise, the former Chelsea midfielder, has agreed to take charge of the first team as manager. We as a club are delighted that Dennis has agreed to take on this role on a one year contract. I have spent many an hour in discussion with Dennis about his ambitions and where he sees the club in the future. We are glad that his objectives are similar to ours and that we can work together in ensuring that the club achieves them. Dennis has been told that he will have full control over club affairs. Dennis will have full support from me and the board of directors in any decision that he takes. This is a period of change at Chelsea Football Club and it is one I am very excited about.
Roman Abramovich

A Profile: Dennis Wise

Dennis Wise is widely known in the footballing world for his aggressive approach to the game along with his highly competitive style of play. Wise’s playing career spanned 20 years with us seeing him having stints at Wimbledon, Leicester City, Millwall, Southampton, Coventry City and most notably, Chelsea. While at Chelsea, Wise had his most success with him winning the FA Cup twice, the League Cup and Cup Winners’ Cup once. This success saw him become Chelsea’s most successful captain at the time (he has now been surpassed by John Terry).

Dennis Wise saw little success during his international career with him winning 21 caps over a 10 year period. He did however manage to score on his debut against Turkey. His consistent performances at club level saw him being picked for the national squad for the Euro 2000 campaign which only saw the team win one game out of three (a 1 nil win against Germany).

Dennis has already had some experience in management with him firstly becoming player-manager during his time at Millwall followed by being caretaker manager of Southampton following Harry Redknapp’s departure. Wise found his first permanent managing role at Swindon Town. In 2006, he became manager of the then Championship side Leeds United who found themselves struggling to avoid relegation; unfortunately Wise could not save the club from the inevitable.

Newcastle United then shocked the footballing world by employing Wise as an Executive Director of football which saw him as an advisor on footballing matters. It was rumoured that Wise was one of the key figures in the removal of the Newcastle United legend, Kevin Keegan as manager. Wise and Keegan had had disputes in the public eye, most notably the fallout from James Milner’s departure to Aston Villa despite Keegan stating that he was a player that wasn’t for sale. Further controversy was to occur at St James’ Stadium with Wise rarely being in attendance but instead being at Stamford Bridge watching his favoured Chelsea. In 2009 Wise left the club shortly after the appointment of Alan Shearer and the club confirmed that there were no plans to replace Dennis Wise. Unfortunately this series of events has seen Wise’s image being damaged with him stating this as having a “damaging effect on my career”.

It begs the question why Roman Abramovich would want to employ Wise when stability at Chelsea is what is needed the most.
Great, this will be interesting!
2013-07-31 18:54#124314 Pauker : Great, this will be interesting!

I am glad you are going to follow another of my stories. This one will certainly be lasting a lot longer than the last ones. Thanks Pauker.

Chelsea FC: A Mass Exodus

Despite having only been in the job for a matter of days there has already been a mass exodus of backroom staff at Chelsea Football Club with a few notable faces leaving. Rafa Benitez, the previous manager, had brought in a huge number of his own staff but following his departure a great number of them left.

Boudewijn Zenden was the first to be shown the door by the ruthless Dennis Wise, the new manager of Chelsea Football Club. Wise believed that he and Zenden would clash over decisions that would be made and that Zenden’s approach to the game would not help the club progress. Michael Emenalo is not very well known in the footballing world yet he had been given the job as director of football at Stamford Bridge. Emenalo has had his contract mutually terminated with the club confirming that they want to replace him with someone who has more experience.

The biggest exodus has been seen in the scouting department of the club. Wise has stated that he will be looking to bring in new players to the squad and this can only be done through extensive deliberation with scouts who have great ability in judging potential and ability of players. The following scouts have left the club:

  • Piet de Visser (previously employed as Chief Scout)
  • Alf Blanford
  • Tony White
  • Gerry Kelly
  • Mick Doherty
  • Janusz Oledzki
  • Scott McLachlan
  • Adie Mings
  • Flemming Berg
  • Mick McGivern
  • Vicente Fernandez Pujante

  • A New Management Team

    Wise has not wasted time in seeking a replacement for the departed Zenden who has reportedly left to follow Rafa Benitez to Napoli. He has decided to bring in Tassotti who has a wealth of experience after plying his trade at AC Milan for the majority of his career. After retiring from the playing side of the game he was employed as the Under 18s manager before becoming assistant manager. He then took control of the Under 18s again before turning to his job as assistant manager a few months later. Tassotti has been described as a tactical genius and his passion for the game helps to motivate the younger players.

    Paratici has joined the Chelsea backroom staff as Director of Football after Dennis Wise managed to persuade him to leave Juventus. Paratici is another person who brings experience to the club in his particular field. Wise has confirmed that Paratici will be involved in transfers but only ones that have been identified by Wise and his scouting team.

    Fermo Favini has been brought into the club to replace the departing Neil Bath as Chelsea’s new Head of Youth Development. It is a role that Favini has had for a number of years at Atalanta in Serie A. Favini was seen in Italy as an inspirational man who was able to form a good understanding and working relationship with youngsters and being able to offer good advice in order for them to improve their game. Favini is recognised as one of the best scouts around so he will be looking to work with Roberto Sesena, the new Chief Scout at Stamford Bridge, in order to identify young talented players who can add depth to the Chelsea squad.

    A New Scouting Team

    It has been essential for Wise to bring in a scouting team and it is clear that he had a number of targets in mind with him seeking to get the board of directors to employ a large number of staff. The following staff have been employed.

  • Roberto Sesena – Chief Scout

  • Pablo Longoria

  • Francis Cagigao

  • Luciano D’Onofrio

  • Pierluigi Casiraghi

  • Bojan Krkic

  • Cesare Maldini

  • Steve Rowley
  • No Serginho from AC Milan as a scout?
    Great Update, very in depth! Also Fermo Favini = <3
    sedsosedso:I can't say I looked at Serginho but if I...ahem, Dennis Wise is looking to expand the scouting team then I will know where to look first.

    Nathaniel: I am glad you liked it. It has taken me a while to write these posts but I am enjoying doing it so long may it continue.

    Transfer Rumours

    Rumours are circulating around Stamford Bridge that the £50 million man, Fernando Torres, is on his way out of North London. According to rumours, Dennis Wise, the new Chelsea manager, deems his surplus to requirements at Chelsea after a poor showing the previous season. As of late Torres has appeared to have been a shadow of his former self and not been in the scoring form that he was when at Liverpool.

    Edinson Cavani

    As a result of this speculation it is looking like Wise will be looking to strength the Chelsea attacking depth with a player who will score the needed goals to help the club push for the league title and to succeed in Europe. Cavani has been singled out as a player who Wise admires for his scoring ability and his consistent performances. It is unlikely however that Chelsea, despite their vast transfer funds, will not stump up the £50 million reported fee to obtain his services.


    Neymar is a player who is being spoken a lot about in the media as a player who is looking for a new challenge and wants to move to Europe. Spain and FC Barcelona appears to be his preferred destination but with the possibility of a big wage packet, his attention may be steered towards Chelsea.

    Robert Lewandowski

    Lewandowski appears to be the more likely target for Chelsea with him not having a minimum fee release clause attached to him. He has expressed a desire to move on from his current club, Borussia Dortmund, and he seems keen to test himself in the Premier League. Chelsea however are not the only club interested in signing Lewandowski with a number of unnamed clubs reportedly having made bids for the player of up to £30 million.
    Another super update! Fantastic! Go for Neymar
    Nathaniel:Thank you very much. I am not sure who Wise will decide to go for but Neymar might be the expensive option.

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