All was wrong about Roman Abramovich
04 Th3 2022 | 13:05
Chelsea under Roman Abramovich’s reign
Just a few months ago, Roman Abramovich was happy with Chelsea’s achievements.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.