Originally Posted by Joel
I'm not going to rule that out. There is a possibility. But why would a manager of Benitez's experience put up with that? I think Roman makes clear what he wants to see, but ultimately it's down to the manager. And then when the manager loses with the team Roman doesn't like, he gets sacked (e.g. RDM dropping Torres vs Juve).
because he wants a job. because he wants money. he wants to stay for the rest of the season. he doesn't care about what happens from now on, if he does what he's told he'll get no blame. the blame will be shifted onto the horrible, horrible roberto. roman will deflect all blame onto him, and then go hey look, he's a shiny new manager in ________. then everything is forgotten about and all is happy in chelsealand
except the supporters don't forget. and neither does the new manager. just an endless cycle i'd say. torres has now become a lynchpin that is holding a club back.