Posted November 21, 2012 on AP on Fox
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...
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