Todd Boehly was criticised for his openness to national media before matches.
Chelsea owner Todd Boehly speaks on the club’s future. His first season as an owner looked disappointing as he sacked two quality managers without giving them enough time to prove themselves.
Todd Boehly admits that he and his ownership team have learned a lot about the global impact football has on the world as he prepares for a long-term project at Chelsea.
During his first season, the North London club have had four different faces in the Stamford Bridge dugout, achieved just 10 league wins, and sit 12th in the Premier League with five games left to play.
Combine that with the American billionaire having arguments with fans from the stands after Chelsea’s 2-1 loss to Brighton last month and being criticised for his openness to national media before matches.
“There is a lot we’ve learned about the different markets, the global aspect of it all. The fans are demanding and they want to win. We get that and we also want to win.
“Our view though is that it is a long-term project and we are committed to that and we truly believe we’re going to figure it out. We have the best league in the world and a club in the best city in the world.”
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Stamford Bridge has hosted many special nights over the years for Chelsea
Boehly then compared the European market for players to the USA’s model, saying how impressive it is that every nation has its own pool of talent.
“It’s such a global market. Unlike in the US, there are no unions so there is a market for top players in every country in the world and each one is different.
“You’ve got the Portuguese market, the French market, and the English market. You go to these markets and then you have to build a team and the coach is the conductor of that team.”
Chelsea fans will look at Boehly talking about a long-term project and that the coach is the conductor of the team and question how he can say something like that after sacking two managers in his first season at the club.
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