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Ron Gourlay: Chelsea focused on bringing through youth players
Chelsea focused on bringing youth players through their academy and into the first-team, insists chief executive Ron Gourlay
Chelsea are focused on bringing youth players through their academy and into the first-team, chief executive Ron Gourlay has insisted.
Nine managers have worked under Blues owner Roman Abramovich since the Russian billionaire took over at the club in back in 2003 – but bringing youth players through has never been a top priority for the west London side.
However, with José Mourinho back at the helm on a four-year deal, Gourlay insists that developing their own young players is going to become one of Chelsea’s priorities in the coming seasons.
“It has been a hugely successful decade for Chelsea Football Club since Roman Abramovich took control, with an unprecedented number of trophies in the last 10 years,” Gourlay said.
“Mr Abramovich’s early investment in playing staff paid dividends in creating a team admired around the world, but to keep Chelsea among the elite we have always known we must produce our own world-class talent and we are beginning to see the benefits of our academy, which will help us meet our long-term objectives for Financial Fair Play.”◀ The Sport Review homepageNext story ►
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