CHELSEA

Chelsea owners want to learn from the mistakes of the past

Chelsea, Six Sports

Todd Boehly is on a mission to not let the mistakes of the previous ownership affect the future of Chelsea F.C.

Roman Abramovich’s Chelsea was an empire whose foundation was ruthlessness. New managers were hired quickly and fired even quicker if they failed to produce results consistently. Youngsters from the youth academy Cobham were sent out on loan to develop further. Along with the youngster, players who couldn’t make a mark in the first team were also sent on loan to clubs. However, if a player didn’t perform to his expected level, instead of selling them, Chelsea kept sending them on further loans. The players are too strung along because of their lengthy contracts and absurdly high wage bills. The new Chelsea ownership led by Todd Bohely is on a mission to solve this problem.

The Chelsea “loan army” is well on its way to disbandment. According to a report by Football London, Chelsea will make an effort to move its fringe players permanently rather than sending them on a loan repeat. The offloading of several fringe players like Baba Rahman, Danny Drinkwater, and Ross Barkley is a good step by Chelsea owners. This is a clear indication of their intent to get rid of players cluttering up their wage bills.

Moreover, another signal of intent is the new owner’s pursual of Christoph Freund. Chelsea wants to appoint the RB Salzburg man as their new director of football operations. During his time at Salzburg, Freund’s job description was scouting young talents and negotiating contracts with the talents. Todd Bohely is also keen to build a multi-club model for Chelsea and Christoph Freund will be the perfect fit for such a project. Discussions between the Club and Freund were on full steam in the past few days. However, the interest has cooled off since yesterday. Moreover, According to a new report by the Athletic, the appointment is “not imminent“. There is a good chance that Freund will stay at Salzburg.

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