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All was wrong about Roman Abramovich

04 Th3 2022 | 13:05

Chelsea under Roman Abramovich’s reign

Everything was wrong about Roman Abramovich - Football

 Just a few months ago, Roman Abramovich was happy with Chelsea’s achievements.

Everything was wrong about Roman Abramovich - Football

 The most recent title of the Blues under Abramovich is the FIFA Club World Cup. They became the number 1 football team in the world at club level. However, now, the Russian owner is forced to sell Chelsea because of unfortunate things happening off the pitch.

Everything was wrong about Roman Abramovich - Football

 Abramovich’s reign was a series of landmark decisions. His appointment of Jose Mourinho laid the foundation to bring the Blues into the power of English football.

Everything was wrong about Roman Abramovich - Football

 But when things don’t go his way, Abramovich is ready to be ruthless. In the 2007/08 season, Abramovich fired Mourinho and as a result, they finished second in the Premier League and won the Champions League runner-up.

 

Everything was wrong about Roman Abramovich - Football

 In the middle of the 2008/09 season, Luiz Felipe Scolari was forced to leave when the performance was not as expected. Chelsea won the FA Cup at the end of the season and almost reached the Champions League final without Andres Iniesta’s fateful goal.

Everything was wrong about Roman Abramovich - Football

 And Chelsea fans can’t help but remember Andre Villas-Boas in the 2011/12 season. The decline of the Blues forced Abramovich to appoint Roberto Di Matteo instead. This decision helped Chelsea win the FA Cup and Champions League.

Everything was wrong about Roman Abramovich - Football

 But the following season, Di Matteo had to pack up and leave Stamford Bridge. Simply put, Chelsea has no room for pity under Abramovich. Rafael Benitez appeared and the Blues immediately won the Europa League.

Everything was wrong about Roman Abramovich - Football

 Last season, Frank Lampard was soon sacked after a series of bad achievements. Thomas Tuchel took over and the rest is history. Indeed, Tuchel and Chelsea won the Champions League, the European Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.

Everything was wrong about Roman Abramovich - Football

 Many people criticize Abramovich as a ruthless boss. But that’s Abramovich’s motto. Without compromise, he put Chelsea above all else. It is no exaggeration to say that Abramovich maintains success for Chelsea thanks to the continuous dismissal of the coach.

Everything was wrong about Roman Abramovich - Football

 But looking back now, those were clearly the correct and extremely rational decisions, as well as the right timing of Abramovich. If Abramovich did not have the acumen and timely action, it would be difficult for Chelsea to achieve success and reign at the top for the past 19 years.