Andre Villas-Boas Is The New Chelsea FC Manager
Andre Villas-Boas has officially become the new manager of Chelsea FC after signing a three year contract.
Andre Villas-Boas joins CFC from Porto echoing the same route that his former boss, Jose Mourinho, took. At only 33 he will be one of the youngest managers in the game and the same age as some of his Chelsea team in what is an ageing squad.
Chelsea had to pay a compensation clause to Porto in order to release Andre Villas-Boas from his contract after they sacked their previous manager, Carlo Ancelotti.
Many see the appointment as a gamble by Roman Abramovich to appoint Andre Villas-Boas, but a fresh approach could be just what Chelsea need after another near-miss season.
Last season Andre Villas-Boas, in his first year in charge, took Porto to the Portuguese League title by 21 points, without losing a game and drawing only 3. They also won the Portuguese Cup, the Europa League and the Portuguese Supercup.
Impressive stuff, although some football observers say that such was the dominance of the Porto team that Andre Villas-Boas rarely had to make those dramatic decisions to turn games around.
Something that he will surely have todo with Chelsea as they face the tough competition in the Premier League from football clubs such as Arsenal, Man. Utd and Man. City. Not to mention the ultimate goal of Chelsea owner Abramovich for Andre Villas-Boas, winning the Champions League.
Andre Villas-Boas was mentored in his early years by Bobby Robson during his time at Porto, just as Mourinho was, and also spent time working for Mourinho as a scout preparing the incredibly detailed dossiers that he demanded.
Andre Villas-Boas is a highly rated people person and speaks several languages fluently, Chelsea fans will hope that this is the 2nd coming of a ‘special one’.
Andre Villas-Boas Interviewed on Chelsea TV