Mourinho thankful for Chelsea owner Abramovich's dressing-room visit

The Blues boss believes that the famously elusive billionaire's in-person greeting before beating Hull City Tigers 2-0 was a great show of the togetherness at the club
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that owner Roman Abramovich visited the players and staff in the dressing room before his side's match against Hull City Tigers on Sunday.

The elusive Russian, who marked a decade as Blues owner this summer, also published a message in the matchday programme thanking fans for their support over the last 10 years.

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And Mourinho, who returned to Stamford Bridge this summer for a second spell under Abramovich, said that the visit underlined the unity now at the club.

"It's the fifth season I've started with Chelsea," Mourinho told reporters after the 2-0 victory. "We had Mr Abramovich in the dressing room with us for the first time in those years before the match. It was a moment wishing everyone the best, the medical department and the players not selected.

"To have Mr Abramovich coming from his holiday to be with the team meant a lot to all of us. We are together and know where we want to go. I think it's great, especially for the players, to feel the atmosphere around. We have kids who need stability and we want to give them conditions to do well.

"We need to win matches but we can try to make this progress at the same time: get results and support the boys."