Kenyon: Claudio can cache Cech
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Chelsea's new chief executive, interviewed on the club's television channel Chelsea TV, insisted that Ranieri would be allowed to pick his own team, despite the big-money arrival in the summer.
"[Who is number one] is up to Claudio to decide," stated Kenyon.
"I think Claudio's view, when I talked to him, is that he wanted to strengthen the goalkeeping part.
"He thinks Petr Cech is the man, and I'm glad I've got him."
Kenyon also moved to clear up the widespread reports over Ken Bates' notable absence from the matchday programme - long used as a mouth piece for the club chairman.
"I think there were some discussions that have gone on with regards to making some space in the programme in order to introduce the new team, that's Bruce Buck and myself.
"Ken indicated that he wasn't going to do them anymore.
"Now I don't want to add to the speculation, there's not a spat.
"I think we all recognise Ken's contribution but we are also moving the football club and business on.
"Ken sold the club back last summer and as a consequence of that he ceased to be and have any executive responsibilities.
"There's nothing unusual about that. It is quite a normal process."