Next Chelsea Manager In-Waiting Andre Villas-Boas Factfile

Former Estadio do Dragao boss is on his way to Stamford Bridge.

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1977: Born in Porto on October 17.

1993: After badgering his neighbour, Sir Bobby Robson, for a job at FC Porto he is invited to work as a trainee with their youth-team coaches.

1994: Achieves UEFA C coaching licence in Scotland.

2000: Takes charge of the British Virgin Islands for two international matches. Both end in defeat.

2002: Becomes part of Jose Mourinho’s backroom staff at Porto.

2004: Follows Mourinho to Chelsea, and has a row with Liverpool’s Jamie Carragher and Barcelona manager Frank Rijkaard.

2008: Moves with Mourinho to Inter Milan.

2009: Appointed manager of Academica in October, with club bottom of the table and without a win. Villas-Boas guides them to an 11th-place finish and a Portuguese League Cup semi-final.

2010: June 2 – Appointed manager of boyhood club Porto.

August 7 – Wins Portuguese Supercup with 2-0 victory over Benfica.

2011: April 3 – Leads Porto to their 25th league title, finishing with the biggest ever winning margin over second place (21 points).

May 18 – Porto win Europa League with a 1-0 triumph over fellow Portuguese side Braga.

May 22 – Guides Porto to a trophy treble with a comprehensive 6-2 win over Vitoria de Guimaraes in Portuguese Cup final.

June 21 – Porto confirm Villas-Boas has tendered his resignation and his contract will be terminated once his 15 million euros release clause has been paid.

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