The Chelsea legend Ruud Gullit has said that it will be extremely difficult for the former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola to once again be successful in a similar manner at Chelsea. The former Barcelona manager is currently out of the football management on a one-year sabbatical. He is expected to return to football management at the start of the season, with no shortage of clubs interested in him. Chelsea are one of the clubs who have shown tremendous interest to hire the man, who has been responsible for making Barcelona one of the best teams in the world.
He has managed to win three la Liga titles consecutively, while also getting the club to success in the European competitions twice in the last four seasons. This unparalleled success has led him to be the first choice for the Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich. However, he was unavailable at the start of the season and the job was handed on a permanent basis to Roberto di Matteo. He was sacked recently and the former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez has been appointed in his place. It is widely thought that Guardiola will come to Stamford Bridge in the summer. However, Ruud Gullit thinks that replicating the achievements of Barcelona at Chelsea will be difficult due to the nature of the league.
“I think what Pep [Guardiola] did with Barcelona is difficult to repeat. Also because he had the players there. You cannot do the same thing twice, especially not in another culture. I remember with other cultures, they try because they think they have a formula, and it doesn’t apply everywhere. No, it doesn’t. Abramovich [has done] a great job at Chelsea. Development, new training ground, trophies, he also brought them trophies,” said Ruud Gullit. Guardiola is reportedly offered £ 15 million per year to manage Chelsea.