Stamford Bridge boss knows his job is on the line.
ANDRE VILLAS-BOAS has admitted for the first time that he will be sacked if Chelsea finish outside the top four.
The under-fire Chelsea boss is facing increasing scrutiny from trigger-happy owner Roman Abramovich, who has been a regular visitor at recent training sessions.
In addition, Chelsea’s travelling supporters turned against him during the 2-0 defeat at Everton on Saturday.
It was a performance that prompted Villas-Boas to say: “That was one of our worst displays of the season, if not our worst.”
When asked if fourth place was the minimum achievement needed for his job security, he added: “Of course, of course, of course.”
SOURCE: Daily Star
Andre Villas-Boas is indeed a perceptive man as an axing is almost assured if a top four finish is not secured. Indeed there has been talk of the young Portuguese manager being sacked sooner rather than later, with Fabio Capello reportedly being lined up to replace the Blues boss.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is all to aware of the importance of retaining the club’s place at the Champions League table and a fifth place finish, or lower, will not be accepted by a club that believes they should be challenging for major honours and not settling for the best of the rest.