7. Lack of ‘Long Term’ Manager
Chelsea with Roman Abramovich were never a club which was known to stand behind its manager in times of uncertainty. The first signs of trouble caused the Russian to panic and would fire the manager the first thing next morning. We’re actually surprised that Roman waited a long time and had, for the first time in his life, backed the manager despite of the poor form. Perhaps it was plainly visible to him that it were the players at fault. But, at the end of the day, in front of the board- it is always the manager who faces the stick for his team.