Every Chelsea manager of the Roman Abramovich era: where are they now?

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Frank Lampard's time as Chelsea manager is looking increasingly vulnerable – with sections of the media claiming his sacking is now an inevitability. The 42-year-old's legendary playing career has bought him more time than many predecessors were afforded, but owner Roman Abramovich has rarely been a man of great sentiment when it comes to hiring and firing.

Since purchasing the club for £140m in 2003, the Russian has been through a total of 12 Chelsea bosses. Some of those men faded into obscurity after leaving West London and others went on to enjoy remarkable success elsewhere. Here, we take a look at how every Blues boss got on after receiving his P45 from the Russian. We start with the man currently in charge, for reference.

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Ed McCambridge
Staff Writer

Ed is a staff writer at FourFourTwo, working across the magazine and website. A German speaker, he’s been working as a football reporter in Berlin since 2015, predominantly covering the Bundesliga and Germany's national team. Favourite FFT features include an exclusive interview with Jude Bellingham following the youngster’s move to Borussia Dortmund in 2020, a history of the Berlin Derby since the fall of the Wall and a celebration of Kevin Keegan’s playing career.