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Kenyon outlines vision
18 Sep 2007 - 09:25:53
Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon has revealed that Roman Abramovich has set a target of winning the Champions League twice in his first decade as owner at Stamford Bridge.
Abramovich bought Chelsea in 2003 but, despite reaching two semi-finals in the last three seasons, the Blues have still to reach a Champions League Final.
Kenyon insists Abramovich wants to start a dynasty at the club and also wants to win things in style.
He said: "He wants Chelsea to make a difference. He's passionate about Chelsea. He's passionate about how we're perceived, how we do things. If we win, we want to win stylishly.
"It's about building and it's about winning it in a style, in a manner which, I think, is befitting of the best clubs in Europe. And it's building that dynasty. That's what Roman wants to be part of, Chelsea becoming part of Europe's dynasty.
"We had a ten-year vision for the club. It was about building a team that was successful, not once but consistently.
"Over a ten-year period, you need two European Cups to be a world club. You have to dominate your domestic league. We have to have an infrastructure to deal with that and people to deal with it.
"We will win the Champions League. It's just 'when?' is the question. We've got a squad, a structure, a belief and we've got quality. And I do believe the Champions League isn't that far away."