Found November 23, 2012 on Soccerlens:
Why Guardiola will never sign for Abramovich - originally posted on Soccerlens.comSeconds after Wednesday’s sacking of Roberto Di Matteo, there was only one name on the lips of Chelsea supporters and at the end of hash tags the world over.  Having left arguably the best job – and certainly the best team – in the world, Pep Guardiola was suitably rested and quite possibly ready for that new challenge he’s been talking about. But that challenge will never be at Chelsea; at least not while Roman Abramovich is in charge. Because if Guardiola is the man I think he is, he will never join a club whose owner is so trigger-happy. In the last nine years, Abramovich has had as many managers as he’s had Christmas dinners; some of them among the best in Europe and others less so. Guardiola hols the Champions League trophy after the final against Manchester United at Wembley The irony is that the less-so’s have proved the most successful in pursuit of Abramovich’s Holy Grail.  Avram Grant – in ma...

Roman Abramovich’s Management Makes Little Sense, But Chelsea’s Results Don’t Lie

Roman Abramovich’s madness has a method. His method has a madness. The Russian billionaire believes that anything is possible with vision, determination and resources. His tenure as Chelsea FC’s owner has largely proven this to be true. Abramovich purchased the English soccer club in 2003, wiping out its debt and status as outsiders among the Premier League elite in one fell...

It's not easy to satisfy Chelsea owner Abramovich

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...

Chelsea managers under owner Roman Abramovich

A look at the eight Chelsea managers that have served under Russian owner Roman Abramovich: --- Claudio Ranieri Ranieri was the first manager to be fired by Abramovich. The Italian, who became known as the ''Tinkerman'' because of his tendency to fiddle with his team, was hired in September 2000 by previous Chelsea owner Ken Bates. He was fired in May 2004 despite...

OSG Prem: DiMatteo Sacked At Chelsea, Rafa On The Clock...???

((HT: Roman Abramovich is not one to be patient with what he perceives as failure... And when manager Roberto di Matteo wasn't having the results both he and Abramovich wanted, it meant that the manager was gone... Again... Here's di Matteo's last interview thinking he was still gonna stay- after his loss to Juventus 3-0 this week in Champions League...

Rafa Benitez just another stop-gap on the Chelsea managerial merry-go-round?

Chelsea go into one of their highest profile matches of the season on Sunday, as they take on league leaders and reigning English champions Manchester City at Stamford Bridge. With Chelsea’s form taking a harsh dip following a strong start to the season, disaster in Turin on Tuesday night against Juventus in the Champions League, saw owner Roman Abramovich wield the axe once more...

Di Matteo Sacked, Benítez Hired At Chelsea

Roman Abramovich made some swift changes this week at Stamford BridgeThe post Di Matteo Sacked, Benítez Hired At Chelsea appeared first on The Soccer Daily.

Another bullet for Chelsea manager

Two hundred and sixty two days. That's all Roberto Di Matteo got. Just 262 days to turn Chelsea around. To reinvigorate an old, lumbering, underperforming, mutinous team and win some things. He pulled off that daunting task, too. He bagged the 2011-12 UEFA Champions League against near-impossible odds after taking over an imploded team on an interim basis. He snapped up the...

Chelsea's managers under Abramovich

Chelsea managers under Russian owner Roman Abramovich: Claudio Ranieri - Sept. 15, 2000-May 31, 2004 Jose Mourinho - June 2, 2004-Sept. 20, 2007 Avram Grant - Sept. 21, 2007-May 24, 2008 Luiz Felipe Scolari - June 11, 2008-Feb. 9, 2009 Guus Hiddink - Feb. 11, 2009-May 30, 2009 Carlo Ancelotti - June 1, 2009-May 22, 2011 Andre Villas-Boas - June 22, 2011-March 4, 2012 Roberto...

Newcastle Boss Lashes Out At Chelsea Owner

We must say it was a complete shock when we read this morning that Roberto di Matteo had been sacked as the Chelsea manager, just a short six months after he had led Chelsea to the European Champions League trophy – for the first time in Chelsea’s history. Roman Abramovich – sacked eight managers so [...]

Chelsea is sack-predictable – Andre Villas Boas

Chelsea is sack-predictable – Andre Villas Boas - originally posted on Soccerlens.comFormer Chelsea manager Andre Villas Boas believes the Blues’ sacking of Roberto Di Matteo was not at all a surprise. Villas Boas was replaced at Stamford Bridge by the Italian and saw his replacement lead the club to Champions League and FA Cup glory, however, after just three months in full...

Column: Chelsea should sack Torres, not Di Matteo

Buying an item of clothing that didn't suit us or a gadget that didn't do what we hoped is a mistake many of us make. But not many of us lose our jobs over it. Roberto Di Matteo was a brave man for making it clear to all of Europe that his boss, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, made a 50-million pound mistake in the shape of super-flop striker Fernando Torres. Dropping Torres...
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