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Dennis Wise
Gender Male
Ethnic English
Job English Footballer
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Club as Player Leeds United

2007 03 09 Retrieve

[Dennis Wise on the Leeds United ‘snitch’ who allegedly passed on team news to opponents Crystal Palace] It’s just disappointing and it disappoints you

2019 05 25 Retrieve

[Dennis Wise says John Terry could beat Frank Lampard in the race against each other to become Chelsea boss] If I had to have a bet, if I was really pressed, then I would say John will get the Chelsea job before Frank. They will both want it, I’m sure of that and it is a race against the clock - a race against each other - in many ways.

John is doing it differently to Frank because he has gone in as an assistant at Villa to Dean Smith - and that’s a shrewd move. It means he can listen to some conversations in the manager’s office that he has never heard before. Players can look up to, respect and admire people like Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti out on the training field, or the way they conduct themselves around the club. What the players don’t see is the planning, preparation, the tactical analysis and conversations that go on inside the manager’s office

2019 06 11 Retrieve

[Chelsea have been urged to consider appointing Gianfranco Zola as their next manager if Maurizio Sarri moves on] Will be disappointed if Sarri goes. Chelsea are back where they belong in the CL & he also won his first trophy. The perfect replacement is already there, in Gianfranco Zola, he knows the young & experienced players well, also gained so much experience over the last few years

2019 06 20 Retrieve

[Dennis Wise says Frank Lampard would be a managerial gamble for Chelsea] Is it too soon for him? I think it is. I look at the staff he may bring in as well. Jody may come alongside him and he’s a bit inexperienced in a coaching capacity. If Frank does come in, he probably needs to bring someone with a bit of experience. There probably will be some changes, because he’ll want to bring his own staff in. Chris Jones, who was there [at Chelsea] before, is at Derby with him. He’s the fitness guy and he’s got good experience. But on the coaching side of things I worry. Frank, from a playing and personal point of view, everyone loves him at Chelsea, but he hasn’t been long in coaching, and neither has Jody. It worries me a little bit, but if they get it I wish them all the luck. It’s going to be tough for them, but fingers crossed they do the right thing for Chelsea.

I think that gives Frank more time, by having the [transfer] ban. But at the end of the day Chelsea are a Champions League team, they want to finish in the top four. They don’t want to finish in the top six, I don’t think that’s something that we want. I think as Chelsea fans you want to be competing at the highest level and winning trophies. We will find out in time how it’s going to pan itself out

2019 06 28 Retrieve

[Jayden Bogle, Max Bird and Mason Bennett at Derby will tell you that this coaching team gives youth a chance. Former Blues captain Dennis Wise is also in no doubt that Chelsea’s players will respect Frank Lampard and Jody Morris’s frankness and meticulous approach to the game] I think they are both very honest. I think they tell people what they expect. I think they are very detailed on what they want from their players and then you always need a little bit of luck, always on your side. If they get the luck, they have already got the detail and understanding.