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Roman Abramovich lacks the minerals of a true leader - originally posted on Soccerlens.comRoman Abramovich lacks the minerals
Roman Abramovich may have made his fortune from trading in the world’s natural resources, but he distinctly lacks the minerals when it comes to managing resources of the human (footballing) variety.
Following the cowardly, premature dismissal of the Champions League and FA Cup winning Roberto Di Matteo last week, Abramovich once again proves that when it comes to the critical decision making in football, his itchy trigger finger undermines the millions he pours into the club.
Not that pulling the trigger, at it were should be taken lightly. Speaking from personal experience, I have had the misfortune of being in the position of having to let someone go and I can testify the experience was not one that I care to repeat too often to put it mildly.
Even in my case, with the knowledge this it was to the long term benefit of the company and the rest of the emplo...
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1. It is very possible Roman Abramovich thinks managers are a lot like forwards. They may be effective for the initial part of a contest/campaign, but eventually they run out of gas and need to be replaced with a fresh-legged substitute. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Abramovich move to a “manager by committee” system next year, where he chooses from an extravagant stable...
Rafa Benitez is confident about winning back Chelsea fans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
New Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez is hopeful that he can win over the fans with the right results.
The Spaniard was appointed as the manager of the London club after Roman Abramovich unceremoniously sacked Roberto Di Matteo. Di Matteo’s dismissal, despite winning the Champions League...
Just about the first thing Montse Benitez did after her husband Rafa became coach of Liverpool in 2004 was to learn in full the words of the club's famous anthem, "You'll Never Walk Alone," so she could sing along with the fans before every home game.
It would not have taken her so long to memorize the short and to-the-point ditty with which Benitez was welcomed...
It is no secret that the tenure of Sir Alex Ferguson is coming to an end at Old Trafford. The question now is just how much longer the 70-year-old manager of Manchester United will continue to manage the club. If recent reports are to be believed, that exit could be around the corner as the team is currently in negotiations with the man they want to lead the team into the future...
After spectacularly winning the Champions League and FA Cup last season, Roberto
Di Matteo has been relieved of his duties at Chelsea Football Club. Following a string
of negative results in the league and Chelsea’s all-but-certain premature exit from
the Champions League this season, owner and Russian oil-tycoon Roman Abramovich