All is not well at either of the top two clubs in Spain.
Real Madrid have this strangely amusing habit of sacking their successful managers, while keeping the ones who struggle.
Despite winning two European Cups, two League titles, one European Super Cup and the World Club Championship in just four years, it still wasn't enough for Vicente Del Bosque who was given the bullet 48 hours after his second La Liga success in 2003.
In a decision we hope will one day benefit the English football team, the champagne bottles had barely been cleared from the Bernabeu dressing room when Fabio Capello was sacked 10 months ago.
Now Bernd Schuster is on rocky ground at the Bernabeu. Apparently, the locals have been waving their white hankies because of their team's style of play.
This is exactly the same reason why Capello was shown the door and a policy which is ever-so-slightly stupid.
Today, Real Madrid hold an eight-point lead over Barcelona yet the talk around the Spanish capital is that the Special One could soon be arriving.
Jose Mourinho is ready to manage again and he's already admitted The Ego will land in either Italy on Spain.
The irony, is that if Real think the 'Portugeezer' could give them free-flowing, attractive football, then they are clearly thinking of another Jose Mourinho.
Actually, there is another one in Portugal and he's not only talented but also quite famous.
Yet this Jose Mourinho is an opera singer…
Anyway, even if Real attempt to lure Mourinho (the football manager), you'd think he is clever enough to realise it would be a thankless and generally pointless exercise.
So, if Mourinho heads to Spain, and let's say he's probably not going to consider joining Recreativo Huelva, then it has to be Barcelona.
And here, it gets interesting.
Frank Rijkaard is in his fifth year at the Nou Camp and has delivered two League titles and the UEFA Cup.
Yet after Sunday's 2-1 defeat at home to Villarreal, the natives are getting a bit restless and they're also talking about Mourinho.
Rijkaard's problems have only really surfaced since he has brought a bunch of Galacticos to Catalonia.
There's Zambrotta, Thuram, Deco and offensively, Messi, Ronaldinho, Eto'o and, of course, Thierry Henry.
Few would argue this is one hell of a squad but it just ain't working. Particularly for Henry.
He has scored seven times in 21 League appearances but by his astonishing standards, this is pretty ordinary.
The problem being that to accommodate his stars, Rijkaard is playing Henry on the wing, the position he struggled with at Juventus before being converted into a striker by Arsene Wenger.
He appeared less than happy when being subbed on Sunday night and, no doubt, a few Premiership clubs are looking at the situation with interest.
Henry has this week admitted he is struggling with his private life as he has only seen his daughter five times in eight months since splitting from his wife in London.
Yet if Rijkaard isn't going to play Henry in his best position, you have to wonder whether there was any point in paying over ?16m for the No14.
The irony, of course, is that Arsenal appeared to have benefitted from Henry's absence, with some inside the camp at the Emirates insisting that in the end, the Frenchman's strong personality was a hinderance.
Particularly with the younger players and considering most of the Arsenal team have yet to start shaving, this problem affected most of the players.
Yet a strong-willed person, and without doubt a fantastic talent, Henry is not the type of quit and he will be determined to prove he can make it in Spain after disappointing in Italy.
The man who will be leaving Barca it seems, will be Rijkaard, before we are treated to a European football version of musical chairs.
While Milan could also be looking for a new manager, I reckon Mourinho will end up at Barca and Rijkaard? It has to be Chelsea.
While we may ridicule a team like Real for bombing a boss despite winning a trophy, it looks as though it could happen at Stamford Bridge.
They've had a nightmare in both domestic Cups but only an idiot would rule Chelsea out of reaching the Champions League final in Moscow come May – even though I hope they don't.
In the Premiership, after thumping Derby 6-1, they only trail Arsenal by five points and with a game in hand.
Yet Grant is doomed.
Bizarrely, it's not the style of football that is the problem in west London as there's no doubt Chelsea are playing more attractive football than they were under Mourinho.
The big issue that the fans and apparently Abramovich has with Grant is his personality.
Yes, that's right. Personality.
If Chelsea give Grant the boot for this reason, then they would even make Real Madrid look sensible.
Providing a manager can communicate and knows his onions, his personality has naff all to do with anything.
The FA brought in Capello knowing he is hardly laugh-a-minute but quite rightly, they did not let that affect their decision.
I'd just love to know what Chelsea supporters and their billionaire owner want?
In The Office, David Brent always insisted he was not only a manager but also “an entertainer', so maybe Chelsea prefer it if Grant went into the dressing room before games and embarked on a comedy dance.
Or maybe they want the Israeli would prefer a stand-up comic routine from the Israeli before kick-off.
Mind you, I attended Grant's press conference last Friday before the Barnsley game and at the end, he quipped: 'Why did the fish end up on the table? . . . Because it opened its mouth'.
He fell about with laughter while the attending Press corps took a gulp in disbelief at what they'd just heard. At least he made an effort, I guess.
Grant seems a decent man and certainly deserves the chance to get rid of some of Chelsea's luxury players before bringing in his own.
Mourinho was a disgrace last week when came out and said he'd fancy managing Chelsea again one day, clearly a dig at Grant.
But even if the Israeli wins the Champions League, I fear Rijkaard will be standing in the dug-out at Chelsea come August.
It is for this reason why I just cannot stand Chelsea, or teams like Real Madrid.
This is why this season's FA Cup has been so fantastic and why I feel like shooting people who say they'd prefer a glamour final.
It's fair to say if Simon Davey wins the FA Cup for Barnsley, his job will be safe.
There will no doubt be a few arguments over the next few weeks about who should feature in the greatest ever Norwich team.
For what it's worth, here's mine.
Gunn, Culverhouse, Bowen, Bruce, Butterworth, Barham, Phelan, Peters, Fox, Fleck, Sutton. Manager: Walker.
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