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Chelsea boss Mourinho: Abramovich and I going in same direction

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he and club owner Roman Abramovich share the same vision. Mourinho revealed Abramovich - to whom he gives regular, detailed reports on developments at the club, has bought in to the idea of looking more long-term this season.

"From the beginning, we are all in this picture," Mourinho said.

"I was in this club, and we decided to separate, then to come back together. It was a big decision for the owner to bring me back, and a big decision for me to come back.

"When you commit to that decision, it's not just because we had a good personal relation and respect, but also because we agree to go in a certain direction. I accepted that direction.

"What I feel is that, in this moment, I'm not doing, we are doing. It's not my philosophy, it's our philosophy. It's not the way I want the team to play football, it's the way. It's a long-term project.

"Since day one, we are in the same direction. The Champions League this season is for our team to get experience, the experience we didn't get last year because they didn't play in the knock-out phase, the real Champions League.

"In terms of the Premier League, the experience the team are getting is fantastic."

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