He runs things?
Reading between the lines, I think Pep’s comments demonstrate why I’ve always believed he’d never work for Roman. That and Roman deliberately ignoring his “do not approach me during my sabbatical." Which would set alarm bells ringing in itself.
If I were Pep and Roman disregarded my wishes when he was essentially courting me, I’d be very concerned with how I expected him to be when he had me on the payroll.
The odd thing is/was that apparently Tixi Bergstein met with Roman and seriously contemplated taking on the role that he and his team have at City. But Roman called an end to the meeting when Bergstein declared he’d take the job but he wanted to re-structure from top to bottom how the club was run. Roman felt the club was run fine the way it is.
See the problem I’ve got is I’ve always felt there’s too many chiefs at Chelsea all undermining each other, that the higher up you go there’s mistrust, general ‘back-stabbing’ and as grateful as I am to the man, I still feel Roman runs the football club as though it’s some other kind of business. Almost 16 years on and he’s still coming across like he knows very little about running a football club
That’s fine when you’re ploughing a lot of money in and bankrolling previously unparalleled spending sprees. But that model was only sustainable whilst you are fully continuing with that approach.
For me there appears to have been lack of planning for how to sustain success when the investment did dry up. With the benefit of hindsight, Bergstein might have been right?
I’m not saying because I want Pep, I’m saying because I think a re-structuring and a little more patience from above might have seen a few more academy graduates by now.
But on the other hand, we might never have had the trophies we’ve won.
Would you have preferred Bergstein’s ideas/ideals? Or was Roman right?
Does Roman need to change how.............
He runs things?