Roman Abramovich

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Aug 11th, 2012
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Roberto Di Matteo has vowed there would be no Chelsea revolution this season as he questioned the wisdom of trying to play like Barcelona. Andre Villas-Boas had been tasked by billionaire owner Roman Abramovich with transforming the way Chelsea played, the Russian said to have long held a dream of se...
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Aug 10th, 2012
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Roberto Di Matteo has insisted that Chelsea are more determined than ever to enjoy a successful season and he is hoping to kick things off with victory in Sunday’s Community Shield. The Blues finally ended their agonising wait for UEFA Champions League glory in May, winning the trophy that had ...
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Jul 30th, 2012
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Following chief executive Ron Gourley’s admission that Chelsea have yet to complete their business in the transfer market this summer, the Stamford Bridge club are ready to step-up their interest in several players as they take their summer spending beyond £100million. After already paying a re...
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Jul 16th, 2012
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It was back to business for Chelsea’s stars on Sunday as the European champions began preparations for their tour of America with a training session in Seattle. The Blues, who kick-start their four-match tour with a friendly against Seattle Sounders on Wednesday, are likely to be bolstered by t...
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Jul 6th, 2012
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Manel Estiarte, former director of external relations at Barcelona, has stressed that Pep Guardiola will return to coaching again next year. The 41-year-old trainer left the Barca bench at the end of the 2011/12 campaign, saying that he felt exhausted after four stressful seasons in charge of the Cat...
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Jul 4th, 2012
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Andre Villas-Boas has been officially named the manager of Tottenham Hotspur and has taken over from Harry Redknapp, who was sacked last month. Redknapp paid the ultimate price after he failed to secure Spurs Champions League qualification, while his flirtation with the vacant England job was also th...
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Jun 19th, 2012
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Bayern Munich have become the frontrunners to appoint Pep Guardiola in 2013 after reports in the German press claimed general manager Christian Nerlinger has held talks with the former Barcelona coach’s agent. Guardiola is the most sought-after manager in football after guiding Barca through the most...
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Jun 13th, 2012
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Roberto Di Matteo has expressed his delight at being appointed Chelsea’s full-time coach on a two-year contract in a move welcomed by former assistant boss Ray Wilkins. The Blues have moved to confirm the Italian as their permanent boss just three weeks after he led them to their first Champion...
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May 23rd, 2012
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Didier Drogba is leaving Chelsea but he leaves as a champion, a club legend, a role model for millions with his extensive work for good causes and his wonderful refusal to give up in his beloved team’s quest for the Champions League. “I would have stayed if we hadn’t won the Champions League,’’ he re...
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May 20th, 2012
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Didier Drogba scored Chelsea’s goal and their winning Champions League penalty against Bayern Munich on Saturday and then solemnly appeared to say his farewells. The 34-year-old Ivory Coast striker capped his eight years in London by lifting the trophy that his boss Roman Abramovich has longed ...