Chelsea manager happy with introduction of Financial Fair Play.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has welcomed the introduction of Financial Fair Play, a ruling brought in by UEFA to ensure clubs do not spend beyond their means in the transfer market.
Chelsea themselves have grown as a club in the last ten years due to the injection of cash from wealthy Russian owner Roman Abramovich, allowing them to spend big money to bring in the best players from around the world.
Mourinho himself was very much at the heart of that, and has also spent vast sums of money at Inter Milan and Real Madrid to help them achieve success. However, he is happy to be working in the new conditions, which were brought in in 2011.
The Portuguese coach has been linked with big moves for the likes of Edinson Cavani, Hulk and Wesley Sneijder this summer, but admits to having to think more carefully about how to spend his club’s money.
Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “It’s very motivational and demands more from you. You have to think more about every decision and every move.
“Every wrong move you make has an influence on the future. You need to work more closely with the board in the financial area, you have to have a different perspective and a different look at the players on loan and youth football.”
Chelsea’s change of philosophy has already seen them invest in young talent, as they were confirmed today to have signed highly-rated Bristol City teenager Jacob Maddox.
Still only 14, Maddox had been coveted by a host of Premier League clubs, and is considered one of the top emerging talents in the country.
Mourinho added that he hopes that bringing in young players and developing them will help develop a long-term stability at Chelsea.
“We need to go back to this stability.
“It’s important for the players, for the young players’ development, for the club, for the fan base and for the economic situation which is more important with Financial Fair Play.
“The owner and the board want stability and then after that if we are working well and working together, success comes naturally.
“Everybody accepts the way we are going. I’m not trying to push in a different way. We are all in the same direction.”