Drogba defends Roman Abramovich for high manager sack rate - FCNaija

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 14/11/2017

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has defended Roman Abramovich for his high manager sack rate at the Stamford Bridge.

The Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has appointed nine managers in the last ten years at Stamford Bridge, and current boss Antonio Conte has been under pressure to lose his job this season.

Drogba said: "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.

"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.'"

But Drogba denied that the strategy was intentional from Abramovich.

"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."

The former Ivory Coast forward made 256 Premier League appearances for Chelsea and scored a total of 104 goals.