Boss Not Jealous Of Millions

by Mark Rowan

David Moyes has watched with interest the events unfolding at Chelsea in recent weeks but says he would rather go down the route of working his team hard to earn success.

Following Roman Abramovich's acquisition of the Stamford Bridge based outfit the Blues of London have spent in excess of £30 million on new players in a bid to become contenders for the Premiership crown.

Damien Duff arrived from Blackburn for £17 million, Wayne Bridge from Southampton for £7 million, Geremi from Real Madrid for £7 million and Glen Johnson signed in from West Ham for £6 million.

Moyes wouldn't mind getting his hands on any leftover Russian roubles, but insists that he's not jealous in any way of Chelsea's new found millions.

"I've been surprised more than envious," he told "I'd like to work my team and earn success.

"I think there's a little bit more pride in that route, but in saying that - I wouldn't say no to some of the millions if there's any going spare!"

Moyes agrees that success can be paid for as in the case of Blackburn in 1995, though he believes that any vast sum of money spent by a football club has to be done in the right way for the benefit of everyone involved.

He added: "Sometimes success can be bought and it seems that Chelsea are going to go down that route. It doesn't worry me too much, as long as it's done in the right way.

"They've got a big investor and good luck to them. I just hope that in the years to come Chelsea don't falter because of it.

"Sometimes when backers pull out of clubs, it's created all kinds of problems. But in the main, Chelsea supporters will be delighted."

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