Chelsea still in the hunt for trophies says former Blues boss Hoddle

Former Chelsea manager Glenn Hoddle believes that his former side will still be in the hunt for trophies this season.

Current Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas’ job is under speculation following some poor performances in the league. Chelsea have suffered six defeats already this season and the Blues are under scrutiny to perform. Hoddle has called for patience with the young Portuguese manager and believes that it is not as easy to gain instant success as many people expect.

Hoddle also believes that when he was Chelsea manager back in 1996, the foundations were being built and there was not as much pressure. The 57 year old believes that Villas-Boas will come good and is trying to build new foundations as the Chelsea squad starts to age.

‘When I was at Chelsea, the foundations were being built. Now, the house has been built and is starting to come down with an ageing squad. So whoever comes in now is expected to pick the reins up quickly and provide instant success. It’s a bit unfair on the manager, but I’m sure he would have expected it going into the job. Chelsea are still a very good side and I expect them to be in the hunt for trophies’, Hoddle said.

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