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“They Lack values and class!”: Chelsea legend Didier Drogba slams new owner

Chelsea and Ivory Coast legend Didier Drogba has taken a swipe at the new club’s owners over the treatment of key staff, Newspremises reports.

Chelsea’s long-serving owner, Roman Abrahmovich was forced to sell club last year due to Rusia-Ukraine war. Subsequently, after a thorough bidding process, the club was sold to Todd Boehly of the Clearlake consortium.

Boehly’s short time in charge has seen a number of key members of Chelsea staff leave. It started with the exits of chairman Bruce Buck and director Marina Granovskaia. Petr Cech, a legend at the club, also left his post as technical advisor.

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It was followed by the high-profile sacking of Head Coach Thomas Tuchel, who was replaced almost immediately by Graham Potter. Other members who left include head of medical Paco Biosca and director of communications Steve Atkins.

Lack of values and principles:

Drogba has now slammed the new ownership of lacking class. Speaking to Canal Plus, as quoted by Football London, the Ivorian asked Boehly to return the club to the values of his predecessor.

“I knew this club with a certain class during the Abramovich era, but today I find it lacking.”

“It’s very hard for me to see how they got rid of certain people, for example, the physiotherapists, who were there for a very long time. They should go back to the principles and values they had.”

Potter’s appointment seems to be paying off so far, with the club yet to lose under his tenure. Boehly is also working to look for a sporting director who will work hand in hand with the coach on new players and the club’s transfer policy.

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