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The Footy Mumble: Benitez for Chelsea, Tottenham fans attacked!

Modified 23 Nov 2012, 19:03 IST

Kid plays Football Manager, becomes REAL football manager!

Vugar Huseynzade, a 21-year-old Azerbaijan-born, has landed the job of the Manager of Azerbaijani Premier League club FK Baku’s ‘A’ side.

If his age confuses you, don’t be. Nor is he a real life Doogie Howser, as you’d expect him to be.

He is a 21-year-old who impressed with his managerial skills – on the Football Manager game! And not only was he surprisingly handed the job when barely out of his teens, but was apparently preferred over former Marseille and France legend Jean-Pierre Papin.

Video of the Day: Philippe Mexes

And in our video of the day, watch Philippe Mexes of A.C Milan score a Zlatan-esque overhead kick for goal, against Anderlecht in the Champions League last night.

Rafa Benitez new Chelsea manager

Rafael Benitez has been appointed as the new manager of Chelsea on a contract running just 7 months, with the option of an extra year depending on results.


With many calling this an Interim appointment, with Pep Guardiola or even Mourinho waiting to replace him in the summer, we thought we’d set the case right.

What does a full term appointment mean at Chelsea? Di Matteo was a permanent appointment but got sacked in less than a year. So did, Ancelotti, Andre Villas Boas, Scolari, etc  etc.

So we may safely conclude, there IS no ‘permanent’ managerial job at Chelsea. The 7 month appointment may well be the norm!

Everton bid for Madrid youngster rejected; Drogba for Chelsea return?

And in today’s transfer news, Everton‘s audacious £5 million bid for Real Madrid youngster Denis Cheryshev has been turned down.

The 21-year-old has not even debuted for Madrid yet but has already made an appearance for the senior Russian national team. He was included in the team’s squad against Man City, a clear indication that he is very much in Mourinho’s plans for the future.


Didier Drogba, meanwhile, is on his way back to Chelsea, claims many reports in the British press after the Ivory Coast international submitted a request to FIFA to sign for another club on loan outside of the transfer window.

While he himself has admitted he would like to return to Chelsea only to train but not play any actual games, and the fact that he may simply be looking to keep fit for the African Cup of Nations (Chinese league season has ended), the rumour-mongering continues unabated.

Tottenham fans attacked in Rome

In a bit of serious news in today’s Mumble, 10 Tottenham fans were reportedly attacked by close to a hundred Lazio fans in a pub in Rome, ahead of their Europa League encounter.

At least two of them are reportedly in serious condition and continue to remain hospitalised.

Here’s a word of advice, folks – Enjoy Responsibly. Always!

Published 22 Nov 2012, 18:17 IST
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