Stability the key for success at Chelsea
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich too quick to pull the trigger
When I heard that Roberto Di Matteo had been sacked by Chelsea, I was disgusted.
This man had brought the Champions League to Stamford Bridge, another FA Cup and, by the way, the players loved him for his passion for the club and his motivation.Why sack a manager that had brought so much to the club and had even more to offer?
Bringing in Rafael Benitez was, in my eyes, a huge mistake. Not only is he loathed by the fans but he has had little time to turn things around. Things weren't that bad in the first place. A 3-0 loss to Juventus, fine, we crashed out of the Champions League, but is that an immediate sacking? Another interim manager to apparently 'save us' comes in. What a saviour he has turned out to be.
Did no-one on the Chelsea board (if they even make the decisions) think for a split second that this man is loathed by every Chelsea fan alive? By creating a hostile atmosphere at the Bridge, fans make it much more difficult for the players to play to their full potential. Now, the players are under immense pressure to perform or risk being booed by their own fans. This is why Chelsea's home record is below par and their away record is sparkling.
Looking back to the Jose Mourinho days, the players could relax a little while the Portuguese boss cooled any ridiculous rumours. He brought two Premier League trophies to the cabinet and brought a stability that I predict will never be seen again just so long as Roman Abramovich is in charge.
The constant changing at Stamford Bridge is damaging to the players and the fans. Every year, the fans expect a manager to stay for a few years and guide them to glory and yet somehow, Abramovich finds an excuse to sack him for a string of results. Sacking the manager doesn't make it any better in my eyes. Why not give them a chance to sort it out and recover some points to get on form again?
With the right manager and the right amount of time allocated to them, Stamford Bridge could once more become that fixture every team fears.
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