Didier Drogba has urged the Blues to display more “class” as a result of the heavy staff turnover at Chelsea since Todd Boehly became a co-owner in May.
Didier Drogba criticized the Chelsea administration for having “lack of class.” The legendary Blues player launched an astounding rant against the club’s current leadership, stating that there was much more “class” at Stamford Bridge during the Roman Abramovich era.
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With the completion of the £4.25 billion takeover by the Todd Boehly-led consortium in May, Roman Abramovich’s 19-year reign at Chelsea came to an end. With a high turnover of both players and staff, Boehly has undoubtedly been busy during his first few months as a co-owner of Chelsea.
There have been numerous changes to the backroom staff, most notably the dramatic firing of Thomas Tuchel by the Blues last month and his replacement by Graham Potter.
Former chairman Bruce Buck, director and transfer chief Marina Granovskaia, technical and performance director Petr Cech, and international head of scouting Scott McLachlan have all left the club in recent months. Paco Biosca, the medical director, left last month, and Steve Atkins, the director of communications, also left.
Since Boehly took over at Chelsea, there has been a significant exodus of staff, and Blues legend Didier Drogba says it has been “very hard” to see the club let go of certain people. He has urged Boehly to return to the “principles and values” that the club had under Abramovich.
"I knew this club with a certain class during the Abramovich era, but today I find it lacking," he told Canal Plus.
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"It’s very hard for me to see how they got rid of certain people, for example the physiotherapists, who were there for a very long time. They should go back to the principles and values they had."