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Chelsea are just at the 'tip of the iceberg' according to chief Gourlay

Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay is excited about what the future holds for the club.

The Blues have become a powerhouse in England and Europe over the past decade, since the arrival of Roman Abramovich as owner in 2003, and Gourlay believes what they have achieved so far is just the beginning as they prepare for life under Jose Mourinho again.

"The enjoyment for me is seeing just how big this club is and how far it has come," Gourlay told Sky Sports. "It is just the tip of the iceberg.

"[Chelsea] are in a very strong position but, as with anything, we mustn't allow complacency to be raised. We have been extremely successful on the trophy front over the last 10 years and we have the same objectives as we planned in the past.

"We have to push forward so that, come April and May every season, we are in there fighting on all fronts for success."

He added: "The latest Deloitte [finance service] figures have us in fifth position, behind Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United and Bayern Munich.

"That is on revenues generated, which is a fantastic position for the club. For Chelsea to be the fifth biggest in revenue terms and be outside the top 30 in Europe as far as stadium size is concerned is credit to the staff here."

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