Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich “loves football because there is not a formula”, according to a board member who gave an insight into the Blues boss’ leadership.
The Russian has been the owner at Stamford Bridge since 2003, pumping millions into the London club.
It has seen the Blues win five Premier League titles, five FA Cups and a Champions League.
Fans have hailed the Russian, who made his money in commodities during the 1980s and 1990s, for his impact.
And club director Eugene Tenenbaum revealed the 53-year-old’s reason for first buying the club 17 years ago was for a new challenge.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich’s leadership style has been revealed by a board member
The 56-year-old said: “He likes to figure things out. I think the reason why he loves football is that it’s not a formula.
“I think people find it exhilarating because you can’t control it. There are so many factors.
“There are 11 players on the pitch. But there’s the coach, who is critical.
“There’s the support staff, who are critical. There’s the facilities and the fans.
“In a business environment, you have sales figures, results.
The Russian arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2003 because he ‘loves football as there’s not a formula’, according to club director Eugene Tenenbaum
“But in football, every week you have a validation or not of what your strategy is and that’s exciting.”
The club director went on to explain the difference between Abramovich’s previous business.
Tenenbaum continued: “In business, it’s in some ways easier.
“You set a plan, you execute the plan and you change the plan as the environment changes. And it takes a while.
“In football, the exciting thing is that you set the plan, you execute the plan and then every week you have a validation or not of whether your plan is correct.”
And Abramovich had helped his side to five Premier League titles as well as a…