Chelsea list Of Sacked Coaches Under Roman Abramovich

Since the take over of Chelsea football club by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich in 2013, they have sacked so many coaches, more than any other top four in the premier league.

This list contains coaches sacked by Chelsea’s owner since he bought the club.

Read on to know the coach who was sacked more than once:


1.Claudio Raineri – May 2004

Claudio Ranieri’s days were numbered under Roman Abramovich, he was the first coach the Russian billionaire sacked when he took over the club.The Italian manager was at helm when Abramovich arrived at Stamford Bridge.

After heavy spending in the transfer window, he was sacked having led Chelsea to the second place in the league and the Semi finals of the UEFA champions league and facing continuous prejudice about his job.

2.Jose Mourinho – September 2007

After the departure of Raineri in 2004, Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho was appointed and established himself as a Chelsea hero, winning the league title back-to-back in his first two seasons, one FA Cup and two League Cups. His departure only a month into his fourth season by ‘mutual consent’ was not forseen.

3.Avram Grants – May 2008

Avram Grant, a friend of Chelsea’s owner was appointed as a technical director in the summer of 2007 and was made manager out of a discussion of opposing opinions after Mourinho’s departure, he lasted only one season.He had the best winning percentage among any of Abramovich”s sacked coaches which saw Chelsea finish second and lose in the Champions League final to Manchester United.

4.Luiz Felipe Scolari – February 2009

After seven months of appointment, Luis Felipe Scolari was sacked after a poor run of form.The Brazilian was the first World Cup-winning coach to manage in the Premier League.

5.Guus Hiddink – May 2009

Hiddink was appointed as interim coach after the breach in the contract of Brazilian coach Scolari combined with his main post as Russia National team manager.He lost only one match and won the FA Cup but could not be persuaded to stay.

6.Carlos Ancelotti – May 2011

The Italian enjoyed a dream first season, leading Chelsea to a first ever league and FA Cup double and setting a record of the first premier league club to score more than 100 premier league goals in one campaign.He was sacked hours after finishing second in his second campaign.

7.Andre Villas-Boas – March 2012

Hailed as the new Mourinho, Villas-Boas’ tenure at Stamford Bridge was not a happy one. After talk of a player against his authority, he was sacked with Chelsea below the top four.

8.Roberto Di Matteo – March 2012

The former Chelsea midfielder was Villas-Boas’ assistant and was made interim manager until the end of the season. FA Cup and Champions League wins earned him a permanent contract but the following season did not go nearly as well and he was sacked.

9.Rafael Benitez – May 2013

Benitez was the club’s interim manager after Di Matteo was sacked and was not popular with Chelsea fans because of his Liverpool past. The Spaniard won the Europa League and led the team to a third-place finish in the league

10.Jose Mourinho – December 2015

“The Special One’ returned to win a third Premier League title in 2014-15 as well as the League Cup but after signing a new contract, a disappointing start to the following season saw him leave the club for a second time.

11.Guus Hinddink – May 2016

Hiddink’s second caretaker spell could not match the impact of his first but he managed to stabilise the club.

12.Antonio Conte – July 2018

The Italian enjoyed a terrific debut season, with Chelsea dominating the Premier League and winning the title by seven points, but entered his second under a cloud after appearing to criticise the club’s transfer policy. The Blues finished fifth in the Premier League, missing out on a Champions League place, though he won the FA Cup, it couldn’t save him from being sacked.

13.Maurizio Sarri – June 2019

The club won Sarri’s first five league games at the helm and were unbeaten in 12, but a relative dip early in the new year put their Champions League qualification in doubt and saw Sarri’s tactics questioned. They recovered to finish third, reached the League Cup final and won the Europa League but Chelsea owner was not satisfied with his display, he then left on a mutual consent to join Italian giant Juventus after a compensation fee was collected by the Blues.


Portuguese manager, Jose Mourinho is the only Chelsea coach to be sacked twice by the Blues and Guus Hiddink was the blues interim coach twice and was not signed.


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