It may have been a slow weekend at the News of the World, where the story linking Harry Redknapp to the Chelsea manager’s post emerged yesterday.
If previous form is anything to go by, Carlo Ancelotti’s failure to secure at trophy at Stamford Bridge is likely to see him vacate the post this summer and there is likely to be a queue already forming to take over.
The Redknapp link comes because Abramovich is believed to ‘admire him’, but is this really enough for him to become a serious candidate?
The bookies aren’t impressed and still have Harry at around 25/1 to take over at Chelsea, while they price him at odds on to become the next England manager. So was this just a case of not letting the facts get in the way of a good story, or could we really see this happening?