Abramovich Is Making Chelsea The Joke Of English Football
Following the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas, Chelsea FC have fast become the joke of English football for the way owner Roman Abramovich treats his managers.
Guest post by Chelsea Fanatic:
As a devoted Chelsea fan I have to admit I am growing disappointed and embarrassed by the sheer lack of stability at the club. The rapid sacking of managers, regardless of the reasons, has made Chelsea Football Club the joke of English Football today. Manchester City have a better reputation in terms of managerial tolerance than Chelsea, a reputation which I am not proud of. This simply has to stop.
Some might argue that AVB was doomed to fail from the very beginning. However, for once it felt like a young man had come in and could build some sort of long term structure at the club and shape it to make it his own. I hoped he would bring some much needed stability to the club and employ the youth. Alas, neither happened.
AVB’s appointment came only after Abrahmovich’s previous infamous sacking of the extremely successful Carlo Ancelotti, the Italian who now manages Oil Rich Paris Saint Germain. The Italian surpassed Mourinho to claim the Domestic Double, the first in Chelsea’s history. 12 months later he was out of the club.
Roman Abrahmovich has invested over £1 billion into Chelsea Football Club and the fans are of course grateful but he needs to stop interfering in managerial matters. This was a point raised by Ray Wilkins to Abrahmovich at a board meeting, the result was that he was sacked immediately. The sacking of Ray Wilkins set us on a run of bad results and limited success that has claimed the jobs of Ancelotti and now Villas-Boas.
Since Mourinho was sacked due to his personal differences with the owner, no man has held down the job at Chelsea. But Abrahmovich continues to be motivated by the need for European glory and has sacked every man who has fail to bring him that success.
Chelsea FC have become a toy for the owner who has tried to establish his own ideals at the club. But all this has resulted in is 8 managers in 8 years.
The League Managers Association has constantly criticized the clubs sacking of managers. However, Chelsea makes no effort to change. Abrahmovich needs to instill a manager and let the guy get on with doing his job without any of his intervention. Until he does this, Chelsea Football Club will continue to be ridiculed by the Footballing world.
Chelsea fans, before any of you abuse me for all this ask yourself; Are you really proud of how this great club treats it’s managers?
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