Former Chelsea boss Bobby Campbell says club owner Roman Abramovich has their best interests at heart.

Campbell feels fans misunderstand Abramovich's actions because of cultural differences.

"Roman is a wonderful man and I have a very good relationship with him," Campbell told the Daily Mail.

"He is a good man, but you have to remember he is Russian and there is a big cultural difference which people don't want to accept in this country.

"I accept him because I know the man and I respect him and like him. I have been invited to watch games with him for seven or eight years and I have learned a lot from him.

"They are a decent bunch of lads, there is no doubt about it. They really are good people with Chelsea's best intentions at heart.

"I can't tell you much more about my relationship with Roman, other than to say if I did, I would have to kill you."