Wenger talks about Scolari and criticises appointment

Finally a bit of fresh air, news which isn’t related to rumours and crap.

Wenger’s been talking about Phil Scolari – the new Chelsea boss. He’s a good manager, but he doesn’t have much club experience, jut a stnt in Qatar or something?? A good appointment for Chelseas though.


“I like Scolari as a person. I like him as a coach and I think he has charisma. He will add something to the Premier League. You never know what will happen but he is a quality man, a quality manager.”

He reckons that the system at Chelsea won’t change:

“The system he plays looks similar to the 4-5-1/4-3-3 system that Chelsea play. Whether it is down to the fact that they have similar strikers, I don’t know. There will be a change, because every manager brings his own personality and he will buy players, but the system won’t change.

Wenger also criticised the timing of the announcement:

“What’s for sure is that it didn’t give anything to the team, so it could only take something away. It didn’t help Portugal. “France had that situation in 2004 when (Jacques) Santini announced he was going to Tottenham. Once that happens all you hear is ‘who will be next?’ That starts in the camp as well.”

He’s absolutely right, and it seems to me that it miht have even contributed to Portugal going out of Euro 2008.

Speaking of the Euros, who do you fancy tonight? Russia vs. Spain. I’m going for Spain, but I have a feeling Russia might sneak in.

4 thoughts on “Wenger talks about Scolari and criticises appointment

  1. diceman1984

    Personally, I don’t think it is a great appointment. I just have a feeling that Chelsea days are gone when they let Mourinho go. Especially if they lose Drogba and Lampard, then thier brief glory days are definitely gone.

    He won the World Cup with Brazil right? Well, who doesn’t !!! With those players it’s harder not to win. Portugal didn’t do anything spectacular at all in both Euros. Ronaldo is in a great form but they didn’t even make it to the semi! (that’s why I also think Benitez is overrated. With Gerrard and Torres, he should deliver more than a flukey European Championship, although that’s one more than Wenger sadly)

    As for this Euro, I wanted Spain to win but after the Coach didn’t start Fabregas I decided that I secretly wish their every opponents to win, he should know better than starting Iniesta!

  2. I’m not so sure mate. Scolari definitely is a good manager – and Chelsea did get to the Champions Lg final and 2nd in Prem this yr without Mourinho, but it remains to be seen whether any players will leave – that might change things.

    I want Spain to win, Fabregas was fanstastic tonight against Russia, and I don’t want Ballack and Germany to win!

  3. mayor frm nigeria

    i love scolari as manager and i wish BALLACK success in the EURO 2008 final.up GERMANY!!!!!! UP CHELSEA!!!!!! SCOLARI 4 BLUES

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