Andre Villas-Boas confirmed as new Chelsea boss
Published 22/06/2011 | 11:18
It’s official ... Andre Villas-Boas has been confirmed as Chelsea's new manager.
The Porto boss has signed a three-year deal with the Stamford Bridge club and will begin work straight away.
Villas-Boas, only 33, is the same age as senior players Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba.
As manager he won the Portuguese League, League Cup and Europa Cup, in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, last season.
"Andre was the outstanding candidate for the job. He is one of the most talented young managers in football today," Chelsea said in a statement.
"He 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."
Chelsea had to pay £13.3m compensation to release the coach from his club contract.
Villas-Boas succeeds Carlo Ancelotti, who was sacked after a disappointed end to the season.