The signing of the Roman Abramovich Era at Chelsea had been right back. His name wasn’t Paulo Ferreira but Glen Johnson and he was going to leave only a few years later.
Ferreira’s departure has nothing to do with the decision of Abramovich’s decision to sell. The former left back, right back, Phantom of the Opera, hair model, technical coach, and the ambassador is moving back to Portugal to be close to his family, including his son Diogo, who is presently in Estoril’s youth system.
Paulo Ferreira retired from football in 2013 and he is unique among legends and heroes of this era in the fact that he will have to do so at Stamford Bridge in a Chelsea shirt. However, he then stuck around as a non-playing individual for another 9 years. This cemented his place in the modern pantheon of the club.
At present, Carlo Cudicini, the former teammate, and Chelsea Loan Department posted a heartfelt message saying goodbye to his friend. He wrote that he hopes to see Paulo back at the Bridge someday in the future. Cudicini also thanked him for everything that he has done for the team.
Chelsea gave their star player a farewell as he left the team after 18 years, as a coach, player, and favorite person.