Roman Abramovich and his team of ruthless board members have been the catalyst for change in football in the 21st century.
Once condemned for their treatment of managers, now praised for their strategy for success.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has lasted yet another week as Manchester United boss.
Rival fans are pondering in happiness, knowing that the Norweigan will probably remain in the job for a long period of time.
Man United fans are not quite as pleased.
It’s funny how the tone has changed.
Longevity is no longer the ask for fans.
They want a change for the better and they want it now. Just two years Solskjaer’s tenure.
Having a ruthless owner has not come without its judgments.
Remember Zlatan Ibrahimovich’s outburst in summer. He said,
“I just don’t like Chelsea, period.
They are a team who use two coaches in one season before they could able to achieve something – for me, that’s not a team.
Chelsea bought its success with money, simple as that.”
Throughout the years, this has been the general perception of the Blues but now more teams look to be doing the exact same thing.
If Manchester United had taken a page out of Chelsea’s book, it’s highly likely that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would have left the club in time for a new manager to take them to new heights.
Man United fans are currently facing a level of frustration that Chelsea fans have never had to endure.
In a team that shares several individual accolades, it is understandable to expect a lot from a manager.
Big names such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane, Edison Cavani, Jadon Sancho, surely there’s a pattern of play that could bring the best out of them all?
The solution ringing on everyone’s lips is that Man United needs to find a new manager and they need to find one fast.
El Sackico has to be one of the funniest nicknames for a football match.
Nuno Espirito Santo and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer went head to head last week in a match that would see one of the managers lose their jobs.
Man United won 3-0. They may have won the battle but they lost the war.
Tottenham had sacked Nuno following their 3-0 defeat to the red devils and hired a manager hot on Man United’s list of replacements, Antonio Conte.
Whilst Conte sets up his new team in the strive to salvage Tottenham’s season, Man United fans fear for their future as there is a lack of managers left on the market.
It’s never a nice thing to hear that one of your club legends is losing.
Trust me, I’ve been there. The tenure of Frank Lampard was a bitter-sweet situation.
Though we loved the player, he was not producing the results that were necessary despite spending £250 million in a transfer window.
The Chelsea board had to put their sentiment aside and do what was necessary to restore Chelsea’s season.
The result? A Champions League trophy thank you very much.
I guess all I can do is send my luck to the Red Devils going forward.
Good luck to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his team, and most importantly good luck to the fans.
The level of frustration is one that I and several other Chelsea fans cannot relate to.
To all the other clubs using the Chelsea regime e.g. Tottenham, Watford – you’re welcome.