While recognising the need to rebuild, Fernandes insists Sporting have the right management in place to return to the top of Portuguese football.
He told Canal 11: "I hope that Sporting will grow more and more and get closer and closer to titles. At the national level, get closer and closer to rivals and be able to prepare to be champions.
"Regardless be it or not, I think Sporting first have to reach the level of the other two, because at this moment I think their level is a little bit higher. But I believe that due to the quality, the structure that the club has since that may come to happen.
"As much as it is said that nowadays there are players who do not want to play for Sporting, I think this is a lie."