With seemingly limitless amounts of money and an insatiable desire for winning titles, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has the makings of being one of the best bosses in football.
A small slip-up here or a tiny miscue there, however, and you better start looking for a new job.
Roberto Di Matteo became the latest Chelsea coach to get the ax on Wednesday, fired only hours after the London club lost to Juventus 3-0 in the Champions League, leaving the defending champions on the brink of elimination from Europe's top competition.
A coach getting fired is certainly nothing new in the world of football, especially after a heavy loss like the rout in Turin. But Di Matteo is the eighth manager to work for Abramovich since he bought the club in 2003, making his soon-to-be-named replacement No. 9 in nine years under the Russian owner.
''The overnight sacking of Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo demonstrates, not decisive leadership, but knee jerk authoritarianism,'' said Chris Roebuck, a l...