Originally Posted by Joel
Because the Roman has had a boner for him for so long and because he's going to be paid a ridiculous amount.
Pretty simple really. He's not an up and coming manager so taking the Chelsea job isn't going to destroy his reputation if he is sacked straight away.
Of all we know, they probably told Pep that RDM would be sacked by the summer to pave way for him to come it. The board wanted Pep so bad last summer. It's why RDM didn't get the job straight after the CL win and why he was only given a two year contract, which probably allowed a clause for this sacking to happen.
he would also get paid a ridiculous amount at milan, bayern or us. and all have better boards than chelsea. it might not destroy his reputation, but being sacked straight away is a massive cause of embarrassment and god knows what else. he might be an absolute tactical genius, but he has zero experience in england and would need time to implement his style and beliefs. roman also had a pretty nice woody for avb as well, who was going to be given time. roman's just a joke of an owner who has the patience of a 2 year old.