Former Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has claimed that he was forced out of the English club because several players did not support him.
Italian football manager Carlo Ancelotti has gone from Milan to London in less than a day.
To our knowledge, Roman Abramovich has never sung Oops!... I Did It Again at karaoke while wearing a Britney Spears wig. But it would be apt, since the Chelsea owner hastily and mistakenly sacked a manager for the third time in 17 months.
Chelsea want to be a dominant force in world football. Chelsea also want to become a successful global brand. If that's the case, Chelsea should take a long look in the mirror and examine the irrational decisions which have left them in disarray:
A hat-trick from Nicolas Anelka helps Chelsea come from behind to see off second-flight Watford 3-1 to reach the sixth round of the FA Cup.
Chelsea posted losses of £65.7 million ($93.91m) as they were left to count the cost of managerial departures.
The sudden exit of Luiz Felipe Scolari at Chelsea has left Ray Wilkins temporarily in charge, and the door is wide open for a new manager at the London club.
Brazilian legend Luiz Felipe Scolari has been sacked as manager by Chelsea after "deteriorating" results and performances, the Premier League club announced on their Web site on Monday.
Andrey Arshavin's protracted transfer from Zenit St. Petersburg to Arsenal for a reported £16.5 million ($23.59m) fee was finally confirmed on Tuesday by the Premier League club.
Thanks to Dimitar Berbatov's 90th-minute winner at Bolton last weekend, Manchester United is back on top of the Premier League for the first time this season. Yet it was the 17-time English champions' crosstown rival, Manchester City, who hogged the global spotlight last week.
Towards the end of last week -- before Chelsea's epic comeback against Stoke -- I was on a London radio station where one of the hosts has been watching the club for more than 50 years.
Chelsea have been rocked by the loss of England international midfielder Joe Cole for the rest of the season.
Chelsea are through to the fourth round of the FA Cup, but they had to fight back from conceding an early goal before seeing off League One Southend United 4-1 on a foggy evening.
Manchester United scored a potentially decisive victory in the Premier League title race as goals from Nemanja Vidic, Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov gave the reigning champions a 3-0 win over Chelsea.
The headline English Premier League game this weekend sees second-place Chelsea visiting Old Trafford to face third-place Manchester United on Sunday. Usually a close affair, their first EPL meeting of the season was a 1-1 draw, as was their nail-biting Champions League final matchup last May.
Chelsea's England left-back Wayne Bridge is on the brink of a £12 million ($17.3 million) move to Premier League rivals Manchester City.
Chelsea stayed in second place in the English Premier League with a 2-0 win over bottom club West Bromwich Albion in an early kick off on Boxing Day.
Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has broken his silence over skipper John Terry's dismissal at Everton -- and says he still cannot understand the decision.
Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari endured a particularly painful afternoon on Sunday, after watching his side being held to a 1-1 draw at home by Premier League rivals West Ham.
Arsenal threw the English title race wide open with a 2-1 victory over leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Nicolas Anelka continued his free-scoring form as Chelsea regained leadership of the English Premier League with a 3-0 rout of bottom club West Bromwich Albion in Saturday's late kickoff.
Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has bolstered his squad by signing Brazilian midfielder Mineiro until the end of the season.
World Soccer's Kevin Palmer catches up with new Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari.
Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien will be sidelined for at least five months after suffering a bad knee injury during Ghana's World Cup qualifier against Libya.
Chelsea expect to complete the signing of Brazil forward Robinho from Real Madrid before the close of European football's transfer window on Monday.
Team Limey, along with everyone else over in Blightly, has been riding the rare wave of British sporting success that the Olympics have brought. We were brought crashing back to reality watching the drab 2-2 draw between England and the Czech Republic, and contemplated turning your favorite net-based soccer column into a fortnightly update on the happenings of the U.K. cycling, swimming and rowing scenes.
So here we go again. The European football season is upon us and every single club has a dream. Some will attain it, most will fall short, but all of them are aiming to exceed expectations and win some kind of silverware.
Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has admitted that star striker Didier Drogba is unlikely to feature for his side until the very end of August.
New Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has backed Nicolas Anelka to lead his attack for the start of the new season following the Frenchman's four-goal salvo in Sunday's 5-0 hammering of Italian giants AC Milan.
Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari is targeting success on all fronts in his first season in charge of the English Premier League club.
It's been a slow summer in the Premier League, with no England in Euro 2008 and a transfer market that has been moving slower than 92-year-old Great Uncle Limey after several hours at an all-you-can-eat buffet. Probably something to do with the tightening finances in the football world and the soccernomics issues we wrote about last time around.
Luiz Felipe Scolari's Chelsea reign began with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Guangzhou Pharmaceutical, as Salomon Kalou, Frank Lampard, Argentinian teenager Franco Di Santo and Shaun Wright-Phillips scored to secure the win over the Chinese Super League side.
Ghana international Michael Essien has followed goalkeeper Petr Cech in agreeing a new five-year contract with English Premier League side Chelsea.
Kaka is heading for Premier League Chelsea, according to a close advisor of the Brazilian international superstar.
Chelsea have rejected an approach from Inter Milan for England midfielder Frank Lampard -- the Premier League club confirmed on Tuesday.
Michael Ballack sent his new Chelsea manager packing from the European Championship finals as Germany clinched a semifinal berth with a dramatic 3-2 win over Portugal in Basel.
Pre-tournament favorites Germany and Portugal serve up a heavyweight clash to kick off quarterfinal action at the European Championships in Basle on Thursday night.
New Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari will launch his Premier League career with a home game against FA Cup winners Portsmouth on the weekend of August 16.
You find Team Limey in good mood this week. As we write, relaxing in the fustiest of fustian armchairs, watching Croatia beat Germany 2-1 at the European Championship, it makes England's failure to qualify ahead of the Croats seem a little less embarrassing.
ZURICH, Switzerland -- A friend of mine, one who made the curious decision of going into politics, once told me: "Figuring out what to do isn't that hard. The tricky part is knowing how to get it done and actually getting it done."
Chelsea named Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari as the English Premier League club's new manager on Wednesday night.
CNN's Don Riddell previews the Euro 2008 tournament.
Euro 2008 co-hosts Switzerland face a searching examination of their pedigree when they open the tournament against a battle-hardened Czech Republic side on Saturday in Basle.
Brazil striker Romario brought his controversial playing career to a close when he announced his retirement at the age of 42.
The divide between club and country is the defining fault line of the modern game. In England in 2007, the divide is more pronounced than ever.
Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari will have to sit in the stands for the remainder of his side's Euro 2008 qualifying campaign after being handed a four-game touchline ban by UEFA.
Former champions Gremio pulled themselves back into contention in their Libertadores Cup group with a 1-0 win over ultra-defensive Deportes Tolima.
Brazil's World Cup winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari will leave his present job in charge of Portugal at the conclusion of their Euro 2009 campaign, he announced on Tuesday.
Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has signed a new two-year deal to remain in charge of the national team, the country's football federation announced Friday.
Hosts Germany rounded off their World Cup with an emphatic 3-1 win over Portugal in the third place playoff match in Stuttgart on Saturday.
The third-place match at the World Cup causes suffering for the teams involved, said Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari ahead of his side's game with Germany on Saturday.
France go into Wednesday night's World Cup semifinal in Munich as favorites having won their seven previous meetings with Portugal, including a controversial victory at the same stage of Euro 2000.
Portuguese goalkeeper Ricardo saved three penalties to give his side a 3-1 penalty shootout win over England in the World Cup quarter-final on Saturday after a goalless 120 minutes.
Portugal captain Luis Figo is free to play against England in the quarterfinals after FIFA said they would not upgrade the yellow card he received for a head-butt against the Netherlands to a red.
The nine men of Portugal beat the nine men of the Netherlands 1-0 in an explosive World Cup quarterfinal in Nuremberg on Sunday night.
Portugal beat 10-man Mexico 2-1 in a match decided by two penalties on Wednesday to go into the second round of the World Cup with maximum points from Group D.
An inspired strike from midfielder Deco set Portugal on their way to the knockout stages of the World Cup with a 2-0 win over Iran in Frankfurt.
Luiz Felipe Scolari's shock withdrawal from the race to become England coach has turned the spotlight firmly back on Steve McClaren to succeed Sven-Goran Eriksson.
Luiz Felipe Scolari's withdrawal from the race to become England's next manager has renewed criticism of the Football Association and led to fresh calls for an Englishman to be appointed.
Portugal's Brazilian coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has announced that he will not become England's next football manager.
Luiz Felipe Scolari confirmed on Friday that he had held talks about succeeding Sven-Goran Eriksson as England coach, but in public has denied receiving an offficial offer to take over after the World Cup finals.
FA chief executive Brian Barwick has returned from Lisbon, saying he had been interviewing Portugal's Brazilian coach Luiz Felipe Scolari about the job of next England manager.
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Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has denied holding talks with the Football Association (FA) for the England manager's job.
Deportivo Coruna's Portugal center-back Jorge Andrade will miss the World Cup and be sidelined for between five and sixth months after undergoing knee surgery, the club said on Monday.
Slovakia secured a World Cup playoff berth by holding Russia to a 0-0 draw in their final Group Three qualifier in Bratislava.
Brazilian Luiz Felipe Scolari will quit as coach of Portugal's national side after next year's World Cup finals.
Portugal came from a goal down to beat Liechtenstein 2-1 in their Group Three qualifier and secure a place in the 2006 World Cup.
Roma central defender Traianos Dellas has been recalled to the Greece squad for their World Cup qualifier against Ukraine on October 9.
Gremio coach Jose Luiz Plein has resigned following Thursday night's 2-1 defeat against fellow strugglers Botafogo to become the Brazilian championship's 31st coaching victim.
It was heartbreak for hosts Portugal as a 57th minute goal from Angelos Charisteas gave unheralded Greece a 1-0 victory in the Euro 2004 final in Lisbon, one of the biggest upsets in international football history.
Euro 2004 ends on Sunday as it started on June 12 with hosts Portugal facing Greece.
Portuguese midfielder Rui Costa said on Saturday he will end his international career after Sunday's Euro 2004 final against Greece.
Luiz Felipe Scolari capped off a night of Portuguese celebrations by announcing he would stay in charge of the national team for another two years.
Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is urging Swedish referee Anders Frisk to be alert to Dutch tricks in Wednesday's Euro 2004 semifinal.
Portuguese coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has raised the temperature ahead of their make or break Euro 2004 Group A match against Spain with a "This is war," outburst.
Portugal resurrected their Euro 2004 hopes and ended those of 10-man Russia with a 2-0 victory in Lisbon on Wednesday.
Greece got Euro 2004 off to a stunning start when they recorded the greatest win in their history by upsetting host nation Portugal 2-1 in the tournament's opening game.
Portugal will accept nothing less than victory over Greece on Saturday as the hosts kick off Euro 2004 at Porto's Estadio do Dragao.
Luiz Felipe Scolari had to reassure president of the Portuguese federation, Gilberto Madail, on Tuesday he wants to stay as coach until the 2006 World Cup.
Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari recalled midfielder Maniche Ribeiro and kept faith with struggling striker Helder Postiga when he named his Euro 2004 squad.
Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari hinted Thursday he may leave his post once his contract expires in July, after the Euro 2004 finals which his country host.
Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari will be without seven players for the start of Euro 2004 training, primarily because of Porto's Champions League success.
Portugal field a weakened team against Sweden next week after coach Luiz Felipe Scolari overlooked players from Champions League semifinalists Porto.
Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari includes Uniao Leiria's uncapped striker Hugo Almeida in his 22-man squad for Portugal's friendly against England next week.
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