Pensioners To Pay Their Dues To Former Boss
The Blues are believed to have coughed up £10 million as a compensation for terminating the contract of their former coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, and his backroom boys. According to a report in the Daily Mail, it is claimed that the Brazilian has been allowed to stay at his rented dugout in London, as the boys at the Bridge will pay their former tactician in instalments.
Big Phil took over the reins on the first day of July last year, and became the first World Cup winning coach to manage a club in the Premier League. He instantly brought in a favoured player in the form of Deco, who had flourished under him in the Portuguese national squad. The first game of any consequence saw the West London club batter Portsmouth by four goals to nil, and also managed to give the Blues their biggest ever win away from home when they beat Middlesbrough by five goals.
However, Chelsea also lost a famous record of 86 unbeaten games at Stamford Bridge when Liverpool recorded a 2-1 victory to signal the end of four years and eight months of cheer at the Bridge.
Scolari was eventually shown the door following a dismal run of form that saw the Champions League finalists succumb to a goalless draw against Hull City in the presence of their fans.