Chelsea's curse has shifted from attackers to managers

For decades, Chelsea has been associated with problems regarding its strikers. Alvaro Morata, Gonzalo Higuain, Andriy Shevchenko, Hernan Crespo… These are just some of the forwards who delivered considerably less than expected. As a result, a “curse” has been associated with Chelsea’s strikers, which over the years seems to have transferred to the managers as well.

Since Todd Boehly took over as the club’s top figure, the Blues have been far from the team that once dominated European and English football, and the biggest toll has been on the managers.

Graham Potter didn’t excel, nor did Mauricio Pochettino manage to improve things at Stamford Bridge, but it seems that every strategist who takes over the Chelsea dugout is haunted by the “curse.”

Maurizio Sarri recently decided to leave Lazio, Thomas Tuchel announced that he would leave Bayern at the end of the season, Jose Mourinho was sacked at Roma, Rafa Benitez was sacked at Celta…

However, the list of managers who are without or will be without coaching jobs is much longer, and it looks like this:

Andre Villas-Boas, Roberto Di Matteo, Rafa Benitez, Jose Mourinho, Guus Hiddink, Antonio Conte, Maurizio Sarri, Frank Lampard, Thomas Tuchel, and Graham Potter – which adds up to ten former Chelsea managers!

It seems that Stamford Bridge is not the only place where the “curse” strikes, at least when it comes to managers.

Leave a reply