Roman Abramovich was not always sold on the idea of buying Chelsea.
Even after taking over the Blues, he admitted to having second thoughts.
Since the Russian billionaire’s takeover, Chelsea have become a powerhouse in English football winning trophies left, right and centre. He told Forbes, “In hindsight, especially with the public profile it would bring me, maybe I would have thought differently about owning a club.
“At the time, I just saw this incredible game and that I wanted to be a part of that in one way or another.”
Abramovich continued: “There was so much emotion, so much excitement. I remember thinking, ‘I want to be a part of this’.
“The fact that there is no set formula for winning football matches – a coach and his or her squad have to consider many factors when approaching each match. It’s like every few days is a new exam and the work you have put in gets evaluated. I enjoyed, and still enjoy, the unpredictability and seeing how each game plays out.”
Chelsea are currently trying to navigate their way into the top four after sacking Frank Lampard midway through the campaign. Thomas Tuchel has put them on the right path, currently at fourth with a three-point lead over West Ham United.