Chelsea managerial turnover normal in modern football - Didier Drogba

Chelsea managerial turnover normal in modern football - Didier Drogba
From ESPN - November 14, 2017

Didier Drogba has told RMC he does not believe the high turnover of managers at his former club Chelsea is anything exceptional in the current game.

Drogba, 39, won four Premier League titles and the same number of FA Cups in two spells at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has appointed nine managers in the last 10 years, but Drogba said: "Everyone says Chelsea is not very stable. But in modern-day football, there is no coach who lasts more than three or four years at a club.

"I asked him [Abramovich]: 'We have had how many managers in how many seasons?' He replied: 'But Didier, each time I have done it, we have got results.'"

Drogba said he did not believe the changing managerial cast was a conscious strategy on Abramovich's part.

"No, because when the managers come in they have carte blanche at the club," he added. "They do what they want.

"Having said that, I do not see the relationship with the chairman on a daily basis. But you ca not get into a conflict with your boss. If that's the case, it's that you want to leave."

After winning the Premier League in his first season in charge, current boss Antonio Conte has seen his own future brought into question with the Blues nine points behind leaders Manchester City.


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