Roman Abramovich tells the workers in his non-footballing business “there is no time for families”. Charming.
The oligarch hates losing, while failing to understand that in the world of professional sports, losing teaches you things that winning can’t. He is willing to do everything to not have his ego hurt by losses, and misses the educational point that defeats carry.
Abramovich keeps buying players to cure all his pains, without realizing that his best team was built by a manager unwilling to compromise on basic working conditions. He also fails to realize that his best team was merged together before his years at the club. Around two young English stars John Terry and Frank Lampard.
Former Chelsea manager Felipe Scolari has revealed in an interview to “FourFourTwo” magazine that he has learnt that in a certain club “you can’t buy a player because he has a contract with A, B or C, a kit supplier or something else”. “Big Phil” has also said that the club is signing players based on “deception” for “absurd fees”. This summer, the club is also purchasing players without even having a manager.
Josh McEachran, Chelsea’s young English playmaker, is extremely talented. The next step in his development should be regular Premier League playing time – preferably at the club he grew up in. However, his team is reportedly trying to sign Luka Modric, who will surely cost many millions. The young academy product probably won’t get the chances he should.
Roman Abramovich has turned Chelsea F.C into a microcosm of the capitalistic world. It’s a diseased club infected by short-termism, workaholism, consumerism, exploitation, commercialism and one billionaire’s massive ego, dictating where this club goes. It’s a very ugly sight.