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Kenyon support for Scolari
02 Dec 2008 - 09:48:41
Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon claims Luiz Felipe Scolari retains the complete confidence of the club's board despite a recent dip in form.
The Blues lost their leadership of the Premier League to Liverpool following Sunday's 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Arsenal.
The previous weekend they failed to overcome Newcastle United in a goalless stalemate, while a two-game winless run in the Champions League has left them with work to do to secure their qualification for the knockout stages in the final group match.
But despite the recent blip, Kenyon is confident that Scolari remains the right man for the Stamford Bridge hot-seat.
He said: "I don't think anyone would deny we've had some disappointing results but it's not yet Christmas.
"The objectives for Felipe are exactly the same as when he joined us three months ago - that hasn't changed.
"He's not lost a Champions League. He's not lost a Premier League.
"He knows what we want to achieve and that's why he joined us. He felt then, in August, that he had the squad to do that and he still feels as though he has the squad to do that.
"He wants to take us to the next level, to win the Champions League.
"You don't want to sack a manager every year. First and foremost, you want some continuity.
"It can't be a coincidence that the two most successful teams in England have some continuity in their staff.
"Jose Mourinho's reason for leaving was different to Avram Grant's. We're here with a guy who we've brought in with great respect.
"He's done a tremendous job and we shouldn't be questioning his role."