English Premiership

Drogba: Chelsea's managerial turnover normal

2017-11-14 16:03
Roman Abramovich (AFP)

Cape Town - Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba doesn't believe the club's high manager turnover is problematic but simply a part of life in modern football.

The Blues' owner Roman Abramovich has employed nine managers over the last 10 years, but has also won the Premier League on three occasions during that period.

"Everyone says Chelsea isn't very stable. But in modern-day football, there is no coach who lasts more than three or four years at a club," Drogba told RMC.

"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.'"

However, Drogba, who won four Premier League titles at Chelsea, doesn't think Abramovich consciously plans to make that many managerial changes.

"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 don't see the relationship with the chairman on a daily basis. But you can't get into a conflict with your boss. If that's the case, it's that you want to leave."

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