|AVB's signature Chelsea look of disbelief|
You could argue AVB was a good coach in a bad situation, similar to Carlo Ancelotti last year; or that his ideals simply did not match those of the team, causing the negative results. Still, it is peculiar when someone recently fired for not doing the job correctly is desired by other firms days later. Would this make sense in your field of work? Nevertheless, in football, it just does.
Lets look at some more of these conundrums and how they turned out:
Who Rafa Benitez When June 2010 Verdict FAIL
|Rafa Benitez with his own signature look of failure|
As it turns out, it was an epic fail. In spectacular fashion, Benitez was dismissed after Inter's Club World Cup win. Following the triumph, Benitez stated in the media reinforcements were needed in January...to a team that just won a treble and the Club World Cup. Puzzling comments and a dismal start to the season resulted in the sack for Rafa. Inter might have hoped for better in the situation, but really got what they deserved by hiring a recent failure.
Who Claudio Ranieri When Anytime Verdict FAIL
|Claudio Ranieri's "not again" look of despair|
Who Luciano Spalletti When Nov./Dec. 2009 Verdict WIN
|Luciano Spalletti's "I have the balls to be bald in Russia" look|
What do these instances mean? The football world is unpredictable. Keep your eyes on the Villas-Boas saga that will surely unfold over the next few months!