World Cup without Italy Again!

Italy will miss the World Cup for the second time in a row after Italy were stunned by a counterattack goal in a World Cup qualifier in Palermo. Another World Cup agony for Italy after Aleksandar Trajkovski’s goal stopped the European Champions Italy to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.  Italy conceded goals at the end of the playoffs to seal their fate. The defeat knocked Italy out of the European play-offs, just like the loss to Sweden four years ago. 

Italy broke England’s hearts last July by winning the European Championship final, but after failing to qualify for the World Cup for the second time in a row, fans thought their Wembley triumph was nothing. The Italian team lost to Spain in the 2012 European final and won the 2020 European Championship but missed out on two World Cups, only the third time they have failed to qualify since  1958 and imagine another World Cup without them.

Roberto Mancini’s Italian team scored a total of 32 shots during Thursday’s play-off semi-final. Still, it somehow failed. Lower-ranked North Macedonia will play Portugal for a place in Qatar next Tuesday. Still, whatever happens in this play-off final, the team will never forget their trip to defeat Italy’s might in Palermo. On Thursday, Italy missed dozens of chances in their 1-0 play-off semi-final against North Macedonia. Aleksandar Trajkovski scored in injury time to secure a shocking win for the 67th ranked nation.

The visitors’ decisive blow incredibly sent North Macedonia to the World Cup play-off final at the expense of European champions Italy in one of the biggest qualifying shocks of any heat. As Italy was upset for 90 minutes by North Macedonia’s heroic defensive play, Alexander Trajkovski, a former Palermo player, scored the only goal in the World Cup qualifier in the second minute of injury time,

However, after trying to find an attack for the match, North Macedonia shocked the Italian fans and the football world at large in the second stoppage time with a goal that put them 1–0 ahead and eventually gave them the victory. After 30 minutes of dominance without a severe threat to the doors of North Macedonia, Italy had an excellent opportunity to take the lead. Italy, as expected, dominated the game but, as they had in the last few games, struggled to beat a determined visiting team. When opportunities presented themselves, they weren’t patient enough to take advantage of them. 

Missing out on the FIFA World Cup for the second consecutive time, where do you think the football in Italy will go? The National team appointed Mancini as their new manager, who helped them win the EURO Cup but failed to qualify for the World Cup. Will we witness a change in the managerial role again?

Match Preview: Portugal vs Turkey

Portugal are set to take on Turkey in a Path C semi-final clash of the European play-offs for the 2022 FIFA World Cup at Estadio do Dragao in Porto on Thursday. Fernando Santos’ men finished second to Serbia in Group A of the qualifiers. In contrast, Turkey finished runners-up to the Netherlands in Group G. As a result, they now have to negotiate a tricky play-off path.

Portugal fans cannot forget the name Aleksandar Mitrovic quickly enough, as with the Euro 2016 champions and Serbia level pegging at 1-1 in their final group encounter, the Fulham forward dramatically headed home in the 90th minute to send his side into the finals.

A goalless stalemate with the Republic of Ireland three days before that 2-1 defeat also proved costly in Portugal’s bid to secure a simple route to Qatar, with Santos’s side now at a real risk of failing to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1998.

A potential meeting with Italy in the play-off final could follow for Portugal – assuming that the European champions can navigate their way past North Macedonia in the other Path C semi-final – meaning that at least one of the two European heavyweights will be watching on from home later this year.

A record of 17 points and a +11 goal difference means that Portugal boast the best group record out of any UEFA nation in the play-offs, but defeat to Serbia at the Estadio da Luz marked their first home loss in World Cup Qualifying since 2008.

However, Santos’s side had won 10 on the bounce at home in qualification before Mitrovic, and Dusan Tadic put them to the sword in November, although their upcoming opponents have enjoyed quite the revival since their Euro 2020 capitulation.

With Ruben Dias injured and Joao Cancelo suspended, Portugal’s backline has been further depleted by Pepe testing positive for COVID-19.

Santos will also miss midfielder Ruben Neves and goalkeeper Anthony Lopes due to injuries. Renato Sanches is also injured, though a suspension would have kept him out anyway.

Turkey defender Mert Muldur is set to return after serving his ban. Veteran striker Burak Yilmaz has been consistent but expects Stefan Kuntz to explore his options in attack.


In eight head-to-head encounters between the two sides, Portugal hold the clear advantage, having won six games and lost two.

The two countries last faced each other way back in 2012, with Turkey beating Portugal 3-1. A brace from striker Umut Bolut and an own goal from centre-back Pepe ensured victory for Turkey. Winger Nani scored the consolation goal for Portugal.

Portugal form guide: L-D-W-W-W

Turkey form guide: W-W-W-D-L

Portugal vs Turkey Predicted XI

Portugal Predicted XI (4-3-3): Rui Patricio, Diogo Dalot, Goncalo Inacio, Jose Fonte, Raphael Guerreiro, Joao Moutinho, Matheus Nunes, Danilo Pereira, Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Goncalo Guedes

Turkey Predicted XI (4-4-2): Ugurcan Cakir, Zeki Celik, Merih Demiral, Caglar Soyuncu, Ridvan Yilmaz, Abdulkadir Omur, Hakan Calhanoglu, Dorukhan Tokoz, Muhammed Kerem Akturkoglu, Burak Yilmaz, Cengiz Under


Champions League: Benfica stun Ajax in the 2nd leg

Ajax’s incredible Champions League journey has abruptly come to an end after they were unable to win at home yet again.

Ajax failed to end a 26-year winless skid at home in the knockout rounds of the European competition on Tuesday, falling 1-0 to Benfica to end a faultless group stage campaign.

After a 2-2 draw in the first leg of the last-16 encounter in Lisbon last month, the Dutch club was anticipated to breeze through to the final eight with home advantage in the second leg.

However, their chances of extending their run in the Champions League were dashed by Benfica, who have had a dismal domestic season and are currently 12 points off the top of the Portuguese league.

Story of the match

After a 2-2 tie in the first leg in Lisbon, Erik ten Hag’s home team had control from the start at the Johan Cruijff Arena on Tuesday.

Benfica, on the other hand, struck decisively in the 77th minute, when Nunez blasted in the Portuguese visitors’ first shot on goal, sending Nelson Verissimo’s side through.

Ajax dominated the opening exchanges, with Sebastien Haller scoring after only seven minutes, but the celebrations were cut short by a late offside penalty against Dusan Tadic.

Ten Hag’s players continued to play with authority but without result before the break, with Antony testing Odisseas Vlachodimos from range and Ryan Gravenberch seeing a fizzing strike turned over.

Tadic swerved off target as Ajax resumed where they left off after the break, just before an unmarked opponent. Jan Vertonghen gave the hosts a scare when he headed wide from a good chance.

Antony came close to breaking the deadlock, but his headed effort just missed the top-left corner, and Ajax’s failure to convert proved costly with 13 minutes remaining.

Nunez towered over goalkeeper Andre Onana to meet Alex Grimaldo’s inswinging free-kick from the right flank, and he clinically headed into the left corner, snatching the victory for Benfica.

Ajax had a chance to equalize deep in stoppage time, but Benfica goalkeeper Odysseas Vlachodimos made a fantastic save to deny Brian Brobbey, who was then called offside.

Comments after the game

“Obviously I’m very happy. It was a very difficult game, we knew we all had to run when it came time to defend and attack,” Nunez told reporters.

“We played against a team that plays very well, we knew we were going to suffer, we suffered, we had to defend but our team gave everything,” he added.

Elimination was a bitter blow said home captain Dusan Tadic.

“We stopped all their efforts to counter-attack and then we lose from a free kick… We didn’t deserve to lose. We were the better team, but in Europe, it’s also about set pieces and counters. Then such a moment can be fatal.”

Benfica will now wait to find out the identity of their opponents in the last-eight draw on Friday, with the two-leg clashes set to take place across early April.

RIP Shane Warne: Legendary Leg Spin Bowler

 All-time great cricketer and Australian icon who surpassed cricket, Shane Warne, has died at the age of 52 after a suspected heart attack. Australian cricketer Shane Warne died suddenly of a suspected heart attack while on holiday on the Thai island of Koh Samui on Friday. Hours after Shane Warne’s death, Sunil Gavaskar was attacked by fans after discussing whether Shane Warne was the most excellent spinner of all time.

Australian cricketer Shane Warne, a game beloved by Shane Warne, one of the greatest cricketers of all time and a standout figure on and off the pitch, died Friday in Thailand. Voted one of the five greatest players of the 20th century by the authoritative Wisden Cricketers Almanack, Australian cricketer Shane Warne was one of the best shooters in the crowd. Their skill and lifestyle often made headlines. Coming out of international cricket after the 2006-07 Ashes, the urn was quietly won 5-0, Shane Warne was one of the most astute tacticians in cricket; “The greatest captain Australia has ever had,” was the oft-repeated phrase about the cricket brain, which is always full of ideas and theories.

After a disappointing debut against India in January 1992, when Shane Warne’s single-wicket was worth 150, Warne hinted at his full bowling potential in Australia, following an unlikely win over Sri Lanka in Colombo – His fifth appearance – he stole seven winning wickets. In the 1992-93 Boxing Day Test, their second game was at home against West Indies. Warne was the first bowler to grab 700 Test wickets, with his leg-spin, retiring from Australia in 2007 after a 5-0 home win over historic rivals England. Warne played for Australia from 1992 to 2007 and took 1001 International Tests and ODI wickets. Known for reviving the art of leg curls, Warne was part of Australia’s dominant Test team in the 1990s and 2000s and helped his country win a limited 1999 World Cup.

Affectionately known as Warney, Warne is credited with almost single-handedly reviving the art of the leg-spin in the early 1990s. Appearing as a brash young player with a shock of blond hair, Warne became as famous for his life away from cricket as for his exploits on the pitch. Warne stunned the cricket world when he cleaned the stump of English batsman Mike Gatting in an England-Australia match in Manchester in 1993.

The rise of the Twenty20 format follows Shane Warne’s international career, where he played in the Indian Premier League, captained Rajasthan Royals in 2008 and played cricket in England between the 2000s. Former Indian batsman Virender Sehwag said Australian cricketer Shane Warne was “one of the greatest spinners, the one who made him spin more”, Gary Lineker added in a tweet: “The greatest ever. Great spinner”.

Shane Warne will be remembered forever in cricket history for his leg-spin bowling.

Who is Pablo Torre?

FC Barcelona have signed Pablo Torre from Racing Santander, the LaLiga club announced on Friday, beating Real Madrid to land the talented youngster. The 18-year-old attacking midfielder is to arrive from Racing Santander on 30 June 2026 with a buyout clause set at 100 million euros. 

The fixed fee is 5 million euros plus variables depending on how the player develops in future years, which could surpass 20 million. Torre will complete the season at his current club and will sign a contract on 30 June 2026, with his buyout clause set at 100 million euros, and he will join Barca B from the summer onwards.

Pablo Torre was born in Soto de la Marina, Cantabria, Spain, on 3 April 2003 and entered the Racing Santander academy in 2015 as a U13 player. He rose through the ranks to make his first-team debut on 18 October 2020 against Portugalete. He has played 48 games as a pro, including 21 so for in the current Primera RFEF Footters (group 1), scoring six goals and giving the same number of assists.

A number of top teams, including Real Madrid, had been tracking Torre, who has been starring for Racing this season, but Barca moved to wrap up negotiations on Friday.

Torre will initially play for Barcelona B but it’s being reported he should get plenty of chances to impress in the first team. Fabrizio Romano reckons “Barca are convinced he could be the next Pedri.”

Barcelona have done another great job by signing another upcoming Spanish talent. In 2019, they signed Pedri from Las Palmas, and now he is one of the best midfielders in the world. 

Xavi Hernandez has talked to Torre and convinced the player and his family that Barcelona’s project is ideal for any young players who are willing to progress and get opportunities with the first team.

Torre will initially play for Barcelona B, but it’s being reported he should get plenty of chances to impress in the first team. Fabrizio Romano reckons, “Barca are convinced he could be the next Pedri.”

After Xavi’s arrival, Barcelona have been focusing on promoting talented players to the first team, and Pablo Torre has the potential to be the next sensation in Camp Nou. 

He is a regular feature in the Spain U19 team, and he is a right-sided attacking player who has been impressive in setting up goals. He will be part of Xavi’s rebuilding and one of the key players for the future. 


Bye Bye Bielsa

Marcelo Bielsa joined Leeds United in 2018, bringing the club back to the Premier League by winning the Championship title in 2020, ending a 16-year absence of clubs from the Premier League. Leeds United finished ninth in their first season in the Premier League, but a difficult second season in which the team lost five of their last six games marked the end of Marcelo Bielsa’s reign at Elland Road. On Sunday evening, Leeds United was shocked by the announcement of a replacement for manager Marcelo Bielsa, which they said would take place on Monday. Leeds United announced on Saturday that Marcelo Bielsa had left the club after losing 4-0 to Tottenham Hotspur at Elland Road.

Leeds United has sacked Marcelo Bielsa; news has been confirmed, with sources telling ESPN that former US midfielder Jesse Marsch is the best contender to replace Marcelo Bielsa. RB Leipzig’s U.S. manager Jesse Marsch is expected to be announced as Bielsa’s replacement on Monday. Jesse Marsh becomes only the third American to manage a team in the Premier League after Bob Bradley and D. Wagner. 

US manager Marsh, 48, was released after leaving Leipzig for the Bundesliga in December after just five months on the job.  Marsch was clearly the favourite to replace the 66-year-old Argentine, who was last hired by Leipzig earlier this season but parted ways just a few months later. It would have been a big surprise if Marsch was not picked for the role, as he is also eligible for a work permit under the new rules, having spent the past five years in the top flight. Before being knocked out, U.S. coach Jesse Marsch led RB Leipzig’s sister club Red Bull Salzburg to two consecutive doubles in the Austrian top flight in two seasons in charge, having previously played in Montreal Impact and New York Red Conservatives. Jesse has coached in Major League Soccer and has won the MLS with multiple teams. The American coach left RB Leipzig with a record of 8 wins, four draws and nine losses.

In its current form, Elland Road, with a sign of change, Leeds are back in the league. The Premier League fighters have said they plan to stage a “permanent tribute” to Bielsa at Elland Road and will provide more information on how this will take place shortly. Speaking ahead of the beating, Paul Merson told Soccer Saturday that Marcelo Bielsa was “throwing people’s eyes”, and Leeds fans continued to support the Argentine despite Leeds’ miserable form. The decision to sack Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa was difficult for Leeds United based on the affection between the former Argentina international manager and the Leeds loyalists.

The Ralf Rangnick factor

It is true that not everything that glitters is gold, but it is also true that things that do not glitter can be gold as well. That is precisely how Manchester United has been under Ralf Rangnick.

Manchester United do not play beautiful football, in fact, they are not even close to it. But what they do get right is churning out results.

Manchester United has not appointed Ralf Rangnick for the club to play sumptuous football, they have appointed the man to get results by hook or by crook.

Now, United is not playing like a Man City or a Liverpool but they are, however, churning out results some way or the other. It’s not pretty, it’s not beautiful but Rangnick is extracting results.

We are not speaking without evidence though, in the 17 games that Ralf Rangnick has managed so far, United has won 9 times, drew on 5 occasions, and have only lost thrice.

Agreed they don’t play beautiful football but purely looking at results, Rangnick has done a professional job at United so far.

Well, the latest result against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League was no different.

The side massively struggled in the first half, so much so that it was even difficult to stay in possession. It was a horrendous performance by Man United, almost through the entire game. Yet somehow like they always do, managed to salvage something out of the game.

Joao Felix scored a flying header early in the first half and Atletico looked dominant throughout the game, hitting the crossbar on a couple of occasions.

Rangnick then made a substitution, bringing on Anthony Elanga, who scored on his first touch of the game in the 80th minute, tying the game.

Nothing else was added, and the match ended 1-1.

In fact, this theme of matches ending in a low score has been evident throughout Rangnick’s short tenure at Manchester United so far.

Out of the 17 matches he was managed for United, 11 of those have ended with not more than 2 goals being scored in the match.

6 of them have ended in a 1-1 draw including the match against Atletico, 4 of them ended in a 1-0 victory for Manchester United and a sole 1-0 defeat against Wolves at the start of January.

So, Ralf Rangnick has devised a method for containing games somehow. His Manchester United team does not play spectacular football, nor do they score many goals, but on the bright side neither do their opponents.

He has only faced defeat thrice in his 17 games, which is a commendable feat especially given the fact that this United side is very inconsistent.

Ralf Rangnick is not a tactical genius like a Pep Guardiola or a Jurgen Klopp, but he is making the most of what he can.

Manchester United has been a shadow version of itself since Ferguson’s retirement, basking and reminiscing in the club’s long-gone golden days.

Not winning a single trophy in the last five years, and not winning a Premier League title in the last nine years, is uncharacteristic of Manchester United.

It is only in recent times that United fans have made peace with this unfortunate reality.

Yes, it was not in the script, but they have to accept and move on.

The Ralf Rangnick factor will suffice for the immediate future, but in the long run, United needs to take some big decisions and have long conversations, if they wish to bring back the glory days at the theater of dreams.

It will be a long road ahead and United fans need to prepare themselves for a rebuild, probably for the 100th time since Ferguson left.

Yes, it’s terrible and recurring, but United supporters must maintain their optimism and rekindle their heartfelt hopes.

Because once it clicks and the red devil awakens, it’ll all be worth it.

The Stretford End will finally find solace as the glory days would have finally made their return to Old Trafford.



Sane’s revival with the Bavarians

In August 2016, Leroy Sane joined Premier League club Manchester City, signing a five-year contract for a reported 37 million pounds from the German club Schalke 04. He made his debut in a 1–2 win, in the Manchester derby against Manchester United, on 10 September. His first goal for City came in a 2–1 win against Arsenal at home in the Premier League on 18 December.

While he was with Manchester City, Sane used to have many injuries. He was sidelined for almost one month in his first season. After the first season, in June 2017, Sane said he believed his debut season at City had been limited by his inability to breathe through his nose. He said he particularly suffered during matches, with his constantly blocked nose hampering his performance and causing him intense frustration. He opted to have corrective surgery during the off-season break.

After that surgery, he was able to find his fine form in the next season onwards. In the 2017-18 season, Guardiola’s dominant City team stormed to the Premier League title, picking up a record 100 points thanks to the brilliance of the winger.

Sane scored ten goals in 32 EPL appearances, winning the illustrious PFA Young Player of the Year award ahead of Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling, becoming the first and only German player to win the award.

In the 2019-20 season, his name was connected with the transfer rumours of Bayern Munich. They were trying to find a replacement for Frank Ribery. He had an ACL injury that season, and after that, Pep confirmed that the German would not renew his contract.
On 3 July 2020, Bayern Munich agreed to sign a five-year deal with Sane for an initial 45 million euros, with add-ons rising to a potential 60 million euros.

His story of struggles begins after moving to back to Germany. In the first season with the Bavarians, he was destitute, and he could not find the lethal form he had in England. He only scored ten goals in the first season in 44 appearances. In this season, he started poorly, and Bayern Munich fans booed him at the Allianz Arena during the first half of the 3-2 win over FC Koln back at the end of August.

But he has come a long way after the booing he received. Julian Nagelsmann has shown continued faith in the winger and has done a great deal to continuously encourage him, along with the rest of his teammates, and it has shown with Sane’s performances on the pitch.

From 29 appearances across all competitions this season, Sane has tallied 12 goals and 13 assists. He also bagged four goals and an assist for the German national team in World Cup qualifiers across the last three international breaks.

This is the perfect example of resurgence. Manager Julian Nagelsmann believes the player has a future at the Allianz Arena and wants to get the best out of him by adapting his role.

Famous Footballers you won’t have heard of

Some of the most famous and well-known football players have to be Diego Maradona, Pelé, and Ronaldo, who are all names that any sports fan knows. However, plenty of other great football players from different eras, leagues, and teams are just as talented but just haven’t had the chance to become worldwide sensations yet. Here’s our list of some famous football players that you may not have heard of!


Albert Riera

Riera was a forward for Barcelona and played for Spain, making 60 appearances for his country. He won 2 Spanish leagues, 2 UEFA Champions Leagues, 1 FIFA Club World Cup and 2 Copas del Rey. In 1997 he moved to Newcastle United but left after six months due to family reasons. He returned to Barcelona 3 years later, where he went on to play several more seasons before retiring in 2005.


Frank Worthington

A great name in English football history, Frank Worthington was a tough-tackling midfielder who had a short spell with Leeds United in 1972. He also played for Blackburn Rovers and Manchester City (twice) and is most well known for his time at Nottingham Forest, for whom he played from 1977 to 1982. A fearsome presence on the pitch, it’s no surprise that Worthington picked up six England caps between 1972 and 1975 – famously captaining his country against West Germany in 1974.


Jimmy Greaves

Born on October 29, 1939, in Islington, Greaves was an English footballer who played for Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur. He has been called one of the greatest goalscorers ever to play football. In 1960 he scored 44 goals for England — still a record today.


Frank De Boer

He is a former Dutch footballer and was most recently in charge as manager of Premier League club Crystal Palace from 2016 to 2017. He played primarily as a central defender but could play in several other positions and started his career as a forward. He began his career at Ajax, winning several honours, including four national titles. This continued at Rangers for whom Alex McLeish signed him, but after two seasons in Scotland, he returned to Ajax under Louis van Gaal’s management.


John Barnes

One of England’s finest players, John Barnes, was a whiz on either wing for Liverpool and Watford. He began his career with Watford in 1981 but became something special after he joined Liverpool in 1987. In 10 years at Anfield, Barnes made 350 appearances and scored 85 goals—including one in a memorable 4-3 win over Newcastle in 1988. The winger is also renowned for impressive footwork during England’s international matches. It’s impossible to describe how great he was!


Nigel Clough

He was born on June 13, 1965. Clough started his professional career at Burton Albion in 1983 before moving to Nottingham Forest two years later. In 1993, he became player-manager of Derby County and won promotion to Division One with them a year later. He retired from playing at 41 and guided Derby to fourth place in Division One during his first season as manager.

Roman Abramovich – think like a fan

In June 2003, Abramovich became the owner of the companies that control Chelsea Football Club in West London. Since then, the Russian billionaire has been the owner of the London club.

When a billionaire buys a club, they are often portrayed in a negative light. People believe that the owners are uninterested in football and are only interested in buying the team as an investment.

The trend of buying mediocre clubs and making them reach the pinnacle of success has only become fashionable now.

But this trend was started by none other than Roman Abramovich.

He took Chelsea to new heights that were not seen before. In an era where United and Arsenal were the big names in town, Chelsea and Abramovich completely disrupted the contest.

Wenger and Ferguson were amidst the battle for England and it seemed no other team had a chance to compete. Exactly at that point came in Mourinho’s Chelsea. With money in pocket, Chelsea was a revamped club.

With important signings and a solid manager at the helm, Chelsea took the premier league by the storm.

Under Mourinho, Chelsea became the fifth English team to win back-to-back league championships since the Second World War (2004–05 and 2005–06), in addition to winning an FA Cup (2007) and two League Cups (2005 and 2007).

The Roman Abramovich era started with a bang.

Chelsea later played in their first Champions League finals in 2008 where they lost to Manchester United on penalties. But they redeemed themselves by winning the 2012 Champions League, defeating Bayern Munich in the finals in their backyard.

A second spell for Mourinho with Chelsea saw them winning the league cup in march 2015 and winning the league couple of months later.

Antonio Conte delivered the next premier league title in the 2016/17 season and also delivered the Europa League for the blues.

The next man in charge Thomas Tuchel led Chelsea to their 2nd Champions League title. Thomas Tuchel with his Chelsea team is looking good for the future.

In the Abramovich era so far, Chelsea has won 18 major trophies – the UEFA Champions League twice, the UEFA Europa League twice, the UEFA Supercup twice, the Premier League five times, the FA Cup five times, and the League Cup three times, making Chelsea the most successful English trophy-winning team during Abramovich’s ownership.

The reason? – Roman Abramovich thinks like a fan.

Whenever you see Abramovich present at Stamford Bridge, you could see the emotions on his face. He reacts just like a fan; you could really make out that Chelsea football club has his heart. The point we are making is he actually cares about the club enough that he wants them to win trophies, season in and season out.

Another testimonial is his reactionary decisions to change managers. If a manager fails to bring in trophies, he gets the sack immediately.

Thirteen managers have taken charge of the Blues during Roman Abramovich’s reign. 13 managers but 18 trophies. This just shows that the dug-out brutality of Chelsea has worked so far for them.

Even Frank Lampard got the sack when he was unimpressive in his short tenure as Manager for the club.

Roman Abramovich is impatient just like any football fan would be. He wants results and trophies every season and if a manager can’t bring that to the table, they get the boot.

Chelsea’s short-term philosophy has served them well so far, as they enter their 19th year with Roman at the helm. Chelsea with a fantastic nearly two decades, and with a passionate owner like Abramovich, will only continue to assert their dominance.

Roman Abramovich the biggest Chelsea fan in the world.

(Also, the richest!).