Chelsea Football club is all set to start their season afresh and will try to put their Mourinho days behind them after the Portuguese was sacked last week for his team’s performances so far this season. The Club has some extra-ordinary talent in the squad that helped them to the Premier League title last season but has been a disappointment so far this season.
It did not take long for the owners of the club to announce their next manager. Guus Hiddink was given the role of an interim manager till the end of the season. Fans and players will be hoping that the new manager can take Chelsea out of the hole they dug for themselves.
One of the most important parts of Hiddink’s job at Chelsea will be to get players to work together and to also strengthen the squad if needed in the transfer window. However, the transfer window will also pose some problems for the manager as players who are un-happy will try to orchestrate a move out of the club.
One such player is French International Loic Remy. The former QPR striker moved to the Stamford Bridge in the last season’s transfer window and has made just 26 appearances for the club, mostly as a substitute.
He has scored 8 goals in a Chelsea shirt and was one of the most sought out striker an year ago. He is quick and strong and has good finishing ability. He is a player who loves to play week in week out and can easily improve the quality of any team he walks into.
Under Jose Mourinho, he was not given enough opportunities last season and this season, he has fallen even further down the pecking order with Radamel Falcao also in the squad on loan. Falcao will surely be the backup striker for Costa who has not been in the best of goal scoring form and this leaves Remy in a frustrating place in his career.
The forward is all set to start talks with the new manager about a move out of the team or will at the least need am assuring word about his place in the squad. It will be hard for the 28 year old to suddenly start playing every week for the Blues and he will be tempted to move out of the club this January in search of regular football.
Many teams will surely come knocking for his services and it will be hard for Hiddink to keep hold of the striker till the end of the season. This is just the start of a troublesome 6 months as a manager of one of the top clubs in the nation.