Why does he think he has four years? After six months with Abramovich's money and the quality of players that brought, Claudio Ranieri took Chelsea to second in the league, their highest finish in many years. I believe he would have won the title for Chelsea within one or two years, but it wasn't enough to keep his job. Claiming he needs four years is a bit cowardly of Mourinho. In fact, I'm not sure how well Abramovich will take it, seeing as Ranieri was given the boot because he couldn't win the title in half a season.
I can guarantee Abramovich expects Chelsea to win the 2004/05 season, as he expected them to win the 2003/04 season. Mourinho needs to watch his back.
the earley edition - Posted by Dave @ 6/06/2004 03:07:00 pm || ||