Yes thats too true Steer.. Abramovich would buy players he likes thehn tell the manager make it work .. If he can't the manger is usually the one fired..
Abramovich is a hostile owner in the sense that he doesn't trust the manager (who he hires to do the job of managing the team).. Which I thought is the point of a manager? You hire a proffessiional manager who knows how to buy players, and selects them for the seccess he feels would be best for the club.. Thing is as our owners become more knowledgeable about football would they do the same? We've seen that they didn't trust KD in the long term.
Granted they gave him far more time than Abramovich did. As Abramovich would've sacked KD in the first few months if he didn't like the results he was seeing..