He would have evolved beyond the reductionist view that any weakness in a football club is traceable to the poor tortured soul in the dugout.
We all know that this is a laughable way to run an organization. Provides shelter for time-serving executives and creates a culture of accountability for some and exempt from blame to others.
That, for example, spent £ 50million in Fernando Torres? No of Villas Boas. Whose comment was best Player of Chelsea signing of the last 12 months made (Juan Mata)? Answer: AVB.
Talks yesterday the Chelsea statement of the need to “make a change”. It’s a euphemism for permanent revolution.
The experiment with Villas-Boas, who was the same age as Frank Lampard when he was appointed, following the disastrous decision to sack Carlo Ancelotti 12 months after its Premier League and FA Cup double.
The excuse was dear Abramovich go beyond the old-style bulldozer in favour of win audience entertainment.
No-one has explained, then or now, why Ancelotti, who is steering nobility, thought unable to make this transformation.
After too much to ask around, Abramovich was wrong in the direction in the direction of Villas-Boas, pay 28 million pounds sterling to replace Ancelotti and his team.
They include injecting money in the transfer market for administrators in the form of compensation to Porto.
The studious, intense AVB arrived from some Portugal who had a mandate to dismantle the old functionalism of Chelsea and replace it with something more uplifting.
Maybe it did, but the brief expired when it hit a streak of three wins in 12 League games and the ancient ghouls gathered against him.
He was aduladora in support of John Terry on the incident of alleged racism of Anton Ferdinand and seemed to want to take of Frank Lampard, who identifies him as the largest block to progress.
In other words created enemies without them crushing: a serious mistake, as more Machiavellian Jose Mourinho could have told him.
Sinister silence favoured by Abramovich paid to uncertainty, first, then instability when it became clear that senior players were becoming angry and defiant.
There are many ways to get rid of one manager more than complaining to the owner, including tying at home with the Birmingham City FA Cup and losing to West Bromwich Albion.
These are guaranteed acts to bring the whirr of helicopter blades above Chelsea Cobham training camp.
For Abramovich to think that the manager always is the problem, he would have it seems normal that the left back fires the trainee with an air rifle, the captain is accused of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand (a John Terry denies allegation) and a smoke grenade occurs within the field of training (as it was Friday).
See administration of Abramovich, I wonder how did a penny in the business. Seems intent to vandalising his own investment more than £ 700 ignoring real oversights.
It is incredible, for example, that you should have spent 90 million pounds sterling in Torres and David Luiz Ramires while also lack the destination with the likes of Romelu Lukaku.
Below a conventional corporate top level (Ron Gourlay, the Chief of the Executive and Bruce Buck – the President) – Abramovich listens to overlap circles of confidants, few of whom you are serving well.
Some very capable people continue with their work as best they can, but there is always the sense that the real power is an invisible force that is always ready to sweep the bases.
By any measure, Abramovich is an autocrat in a world not built for the expression of extreme personal whims. A close ally of Vladimir Putin, applies comparable impatience and intolerance to his sports Empire.
Who can hide their mistakes and show unconditional obedience survived. The comedy front of House – Manager – picks up the tab always things go wrong.
The awkward squadron in the locker room of the Chelsea feels very smug. Another victim is misdeeds.
But there is a deeper problem for them and their capricious owner. Now look at this Chelsea side and see the lack of players good enough as mount another title challenge.
With a deficit of the match first leg 3-1 against Napoli, dream of Champions League, Abramovich is going backwards.
In the circles of the Administration, the treatment has been clear: take the Chelsea job, see her back and wait for the cheque for dismissal.
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