Chelsea is one of the oldest football clubs in Europe. It has become famous thanks to the major achievements of its team. The club had 26 managers, the first one being John Robertson. He was appointed in 1905. The manager who had the longest service was David Calderhead. He was Chelsea’s manager between 1907 and 1933. Chelsea played 966 matches during his service. On the contrary, Ron Stuart, who was manager during the 1974-1975 season had the shortest service in the history of the club, with only 31 matches in charge.
The greatest success was scored by Chelsea under the management of Roberto Di Matteo. He is the only manager who managed to win the UEFA Champions League in 2012. Many other managers won trophies for the club, but none as important as this one. However, it is worth mentioning Gianluca Vialli, Carlo Ancelotti, Tommy Docherty, Ruud Gullit and Rafael Benitez, as all of them brought their contribution to the success of the Chelsea team in various prestigious competitions.
Chelsea managed to win the FA Cup more than once, under different managers. Their first trophy in this competition was won in 1970, during the management of Dave Sexton. Gianluca Vialli managed the performance of winning again this cup in 2000, followed by Jose Mourinho in 2007, by Guus Hiddink in 2009, by Carlo Ancelotti in 2010 and by Roberto Di Matteo in 2012.
Currently, the Chesela Football Club is under the management of the Portuguese Jose Mourinho, who helped his team win 62% of all matches they played.
Adolor Uwamu commented that Chelsea is a very strong football club, with an impressive history. Many players became famous while being part of this team. Chelsea is the only British club that managed to win all three major club competitions organized by UEFA.