Thursday 12 July 2012


Andre Villas-Boas was supposed to be the messiah that could had led Chelsea to the purported ‘Promised Land’ but the edgy Roman Abramovich sacked this young coach after series of losses during the last English premiership season.
However, this 34-year-old is back to the World acclaimed most competitive league, THE EPL (English Premiership League) as the new manager of Tottenham Hotspur to replace Harry Redknapp.

According to belfasttelegraph, Villas-Boas knows he will have to work hard to dispel the idea he was a failure at Chelsea. He lasted less than nine months there, the victim of poor results and player power, and Chelsea went on to win the Champions League and the FA Cup without him. But he was adamant that Abramovich, the Chelsea owner, had acted dishonourably by discarding him so quickly. 

Villas-Boas is not the first manager to be dismissed by Abramovich with little warning, with Jose Mourinho discarded in 2007 and Carlo Ancelotti fired despite having achieved a Premier League title and FA Cup Double in his first season. Avram Grant and Luiz Felipe Scolari, the latter a World Cup winner with Brazil, were also given short shrift. 

Villas-Boas is preoccupied with his moves in the transfer market which are aimed at completing a squad that has, according to him, "some fragilities, particularly on the striker position". Jermain Defoe is the only established forward on the pay-roll at present and Villas-Boas confirmed the intention to sign Emmanuel Adebayor to a permanent contract, although the Manchester City player will surely not be the only addition up front.

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