FC Barcelona: Roman Abramovich Wants Pep Guardiola as Chelsea Manager

Roberto Alvarez-Galloso@AlvarezGallosoChief Writer IMarch 5, 2012

Pep Guardiola
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The latest drama involving the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas as Chelsea manager took a dramatic turn on Sunday. According to ESPN Soccernet, Roman Abramovich (Chelsea FC owner) has expressed interest in FC Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola.

Abramovich believes that Guardiola is a great manager who could resolve some of the pressing issues for Chelsea. Abramovich uses Guardiola's experience with FC Barcelona as an example of how Chelsea can improve.

The decision comes after Rafa Benitez refused the terms and conditions from Abramovich to become a Chelsea FC coach. According to ESPN Soccernet, Benitez wanted a two-year deal with Chelsea instead of settling for a deal that would last until the end of the current EPL (English Premier League) season.

According to Goal, Guardiola said in a press conference (before Barca faced Sporting Gijon) that there is no deadline to renew his contract with Barca. Guardiola stated further that he will not allow himself to be pressured into a deal.

The latest news may unleash more comments about the future of Barca and Guardiola. It is important that Guardiola concentrates on his future and that of Barca without jeopardizing the club.

It is better for a manager to renew with a club that rewarded him with wins and a sense of family. While people need money, it does not usually produce the desired results.

Chelsea FC under Abramovich is a club where a person could be manager one day only to be sacked the next day due to lack of victories. Who can forget the likes of Avram Grant, Luiz Felipe Scolari, and Carlo Ancelotti?

Grant lasted from September 2007 to May 2008 while Scolari lasted from July 2008 to February 2009. Ancelotti lasted from June 2009 to May 2011 when he was replaced by Villas-Boas.

It remains to be seen what will transpire in this latest saga from Stamford Bridge.