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Chelsea chief Kenyon: Grant has changed media focus

Chelsea chief Peter Kenyon says Avram Grant has changed the way the club is now covered in the media.

Kenyon says Chelsea are happy with the way manager Grant has so successfully taken over from Mourinho, both in terms of on-field results and the lack of fuss off it.

Kenyon said: "There's still a lot of noise around the club but the noise is around football. It's less controversial and that's fact.

"You've got to give full credit to Avram. He's got on with the job quietly and efficiently, under some pretty significant hurdles in terms of injuries and the Africa Cup of Nations.

"Several months on, being in our first final on Sunday, still in the Premier League, the Champions League and the FA Cup, I think you've got to all recognise that he has done a good job. He has a great squad of players and a good structure around him, all of which supports him doing the job."

Chairman Bruce Buck added: 'We weren't overly surprised at the reception we got at the press conference when Avram was introduced as manager. At that point in time, 'who is Avram Grant?' was a fair question.

"We had known Avram for some time and so had Roman and we were quietly confident he could do a good job in his way. He has a totally different approach to what Jose had not a better approach but a different approach.

"We were confident that he would bring continued success to Chelsea. We judge a manager on results and to date his results have been very, very good and we're pleased with that."

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