Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has claimed he and owner Roman Abramovich have had positive discussions.
The Blues boss claimed they have a positive relationship and that the Stamford Bridge supremo is invested in a project that will begin next year.
These comments come in light of a visit by Abramovich to Chelsea’s training ground in the past couple of days, something many took as a warning the Russian billionaire was losing patience with the Blues erratic form.
“At the moment it has been very good, very positive. There is greater empathy and motivation for next year's project. That was what was transmitted to me,” Villas-Boas is quoted as saying in the official Chelsea website.
“In the past years there was a pattern of managers shifting and in the end you have to agree that from 2004 Chelsea has been massively successful, the best period of Chelsea's history and hopefully we can progress that within this three-year range with me here.”
The Portuguese is right about the number of managers that have come and gone from Stamford Bridge in the years since Jose Mourinho left.
With varying success, the club has had Avram Grant, Guus Hiddink, Luis Scolari and Carlo Ancelotti at the helm in that time.
Villas-Boas was brought in on a wave of success achieved in Portugal with Porto, where he broke a number of winning and scoring records on the way to picking up a clutch trophies.
He will be hoping that his side can rediscover some of the form that saw so much success in the middle of the past decade when he takes his side to Everton this weekend.