Jose building Roman's empire
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Jose Mourinho is confident he can give Roman Abramovich a taste of football success.Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is confident he can give Roman Abramovich a taste of football success.
Mourinho is never shy of stating exactly what he wants, or what he thinks his team are capable of - and he believes a trophy should come their way this term.
Russian billionaire Abramovich has ploughed millions into Stamford Bridge and is eager to have some silverware to show for his investment.
Mourinho is seen as an abrasive character by many, but he insists he has had no problems with the club's owner.
"We work together very well. Roman is working every day and supporting the team and me very well," said Mourinho.
"People thought that because of my character, I could not have a good relationship with him. But I am always open and I always communicate. It is going well.
"He loves football and Chelsea but is waiting for the big chance to smell success in the game.
"He has had success in his personal life but in football he has yet to taste it. I don't doubt we can do it.
"I cannot win everything. When I see the way my team is playing and thinking together, I think we will win a trophy this season."
Mourinho has had his first taste of a players' backlash recently, with a number of his squad unhappy at a lack of action.
However, the former Porto boss says that he has no problems dealing with the egos in the dressing room.
"People think life is difficult for the manager here because of the players' egos - but it is more difficult for the players because of my ego."
The latest player reportedly to become disgruntled at Stamford Bridge is Geremi, with the Cameroon midfielder unhappy after starting just two games this season.
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