Portsmouth goalkeeper David James says chairman Alexandre Gaydamak's quiet approach has transformed the club into European contenders.
"The change since I've been here has been rather dramatic," said 37-year-old keeper David James, who has found a new lease of life with the sea air, alongside Sol Campbell and Nwankwo Kanu.
"The investment of Mr Gaydamak has changed a lot of things and the Portsmouth mindset is now about being the best we can in all aspects. The club want to grow and we are growing. It would be over-ambitious to think we'll finish in the top four this season. Realistically, we are aiming for Europe."