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Did Sousa & Swansea City's Ambition Not Match?

Did Sousa & Swansea City's Ambition Not Match?

Paulo Sousa spoke for the first time since leaving the Swans to join Leicester City, and hints that Swansea's ambition didn't match his own.

Sousa and the Board experienced a decline in their relationship towards the end of their 12-month spell together, which was most likely started in early Spring when Sousa was refused extra funds to sign some loan players to strengthen the squad for the vital play-off run-in.

The 39 year-old hints that the club didn't match his own ambitions, as he certainly emphasises his pleasure to join a club that can match his own ambitions.

His argument is probably that we weren't capable of doing so - as we're not a club blessed with superb finance backing - instead a club that works within a tight wage budget which rarely splashes the cash on large transfer fees.

Maybe I'm reading too much into Sousa's comments this week, but he's very quickly moved on and seemingly forgotten about a club who he's spent a year working for.

'Swansea is in the past already. Now Leicester is my present,'

'Of course we did a good job there. But now I only think about Leicester and what I want to achieve here.'

'It is a pleasure for me to join Leicester,'

'It is a big club with great history, but I want to make history of my own. I am pleased to be here with an ambitious chairman because I am an ambitious manager too.

'One of the main reasons I came is that the ambition of Milan and this club comes very close to my own ambition. The Premier League is the target. That's where I want to be. I think this club, with Milan's support, can help me and my players achieve that.

'We have spoken about how we can support my ambition because it is the same as Milan's. We want to do a great job for the fans and for the city.

'I have confidence together we will build a winning club that the fans can be proud of.'


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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Thursday July 8 2010
Time: 6:17PM

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Sousa's ambition was far bigger than ours, our board seem happy to stay in the Championship for years
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08/07/2010 22:55:00
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