THE BALL – «Will the club owner be playing Football Manager?» (Chelsea)

Dean Saunders, former Welsh forward, who played for Benfica in the 1998/99 season, currently 58 years old and working as a sports commentator at the site British TalkSportleft harsh criticism of Todd Boehly, new Chelsea boss.

“Todd Boehly bought Chelsea but why is he putting himself in the lead role? Is he playing Football Manager? Some of these owners play Football Manager and the best part [do famoso videojogo] is that you choose the team, buy the players and make the tactics. Then you start thinking ‘how about doing this in real life?’. They try to play Football Manager in a real-life club until they realize, ‘well, we can’t buy these players because we have a manager here. Who is this trainer? He’s on our way”, said the former striker who, in the service of the reds, in 19 matches (12 as a starting point and five as a used substitute), spread over 1,074 minutes, scored a handful of goals and scored a assistance.

Saunders, a former Wales international (22 goals in 75 games), scored 211 goals in 637 games, having represented, in addition to Benfica, Swansea, Cardiff City, Brighton, Oxford United, Derby County, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Galatasaray, Sheffield United, having put away his boots in 2001 with Bradford City.

The Briton has also been in the spotlight recently, criticizing Senegalese star Sadio Mané for leaving Anfield to embrace a new project in his career, joining German champions Bayern Munich.



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