Friday 24 March 2017

Villas-Boas factfile

1977: Born in Porto on October 17.

1993: Invited to work as a trainee with FC Porto's youth-team coaches by manager Bobby Robson.

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.

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 €15m release clause has been paid.

Porto later announce they have received the required compensation, with Chelsea releasing a short statement confirming their interest in Villas-Boas and their intention to agree personal terms in the near future.

Irish Independent

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