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Chelsea's Bridge: Coaching change was shock

Chelsea fullback Wayne Bridge admits Jose Mourinho's exit and the arrival of Avram Grant was a shock.

"It's always difficult because you want to be out training, but in that situation, that's football. Players come and go, and so do managers," Bridge told Chelsea's website.

"Jose did well for the club and a lot of people loved him. There was the shock of it happening just like that as well, but as you can see we're getting good results and everyone seems to be enjoying it again."

Having missed the start of Grant's tenure, Bridge is still not as familiar with the Israeli's methods as other members of the squad, but is pleased with what he has seen over the past six weeks.

"He's different. Every manager I have had has been different, but luckily I now have my first 90 minutes under my belt, which I enjoyed,' the England man smiled. 'He has his way and is putting his views across at the moment, and it seems to be working with the string of wins we have put together."

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