Young Portuguese boss named new Stamford Bridge boss.
Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce that Andre Villas-Boas will be the club’s new manager.
He has signed a three-year contract and will start work immediately.
Andre was the outstanding candidate for the job. He is one of the most talented young managers in football today and has already achieved much in a relatively short space of time. His ambition, drive and determination matches that of Chelsea and we are confident Andre’s leadership of the team will result in greater successes in major domestic and European competitions.
Andre will bring his coaching experience back to a club he is already very familiar with, having previously worked here for three years. He has always been highly regarded at Chelsea and everyone here looks forward to welcoming him back and working with him.
SOURCE: Official Chelsea Website
So there you have it. Chelsea have opted to bring in a young manager who is often referred to as the “New Jose Mourinho” to replace Carlo Ancelotti who was somewhat harshly sacked at the end of last season for only finishing second in the Premier League, a seasons after the Italian had completed the domestic double.
One wonders how the club’s senior players will take the appointment of a manager who is in fact younger, or around the same age, as they are? However Andre Villas-Boas did manage to lead FC Porto to the domestic title in his first season in charge and perhaps more impressively, did so without losing a single game…oh and he also won the Europa League!
The 33 year old is something of a character so we should be able to enjoy Boas’s acerbic wit and dry sense of humour next term. It is worth noting that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has been quoted as stating that much like Ancelotti, any new boss will be sacked if he fails to win any silverware during a season, Andre, you have been warned.