Stamford Bridge boss set to remain in charge for a long time.
Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck wants manager Andre Villas-Boas to remain in charge for the next 15 years.
The 33-year-old is the seventh boss of the Roman Abramovich era, but Buck believes the club may finally have found their Sir Alex Ferguson figure.
Ferguson celebrates 25 years in charge of United next month, while Arsene Wenger last week marked 15 years as Arsenal manager.
“We do envy Arsene Wenger at Arsenal and Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United in terms of longevity, but it shouldn’t be longevity for longevity’s sake,” Buck told the BBC.
“It has to be the right guy in the job for 10 or 15 years and, in light of Andre’s age, he may well be that guy.”
Villas-Boas turns 34 this month and is only his third season of full-time management, and has previously said he only the job for between 10 and 15 years.
“Everyone thinks his age might have been a negative but it’s a positive,” Buck added.
“He has really been able to relate to the players. He is a very organised guy who really understands football.”