Andre Villas-Boas has been officially named as the new manager of Chelsea.
The 33-year-old former assistant of Jose Mourinho has been handed a three-year contract and replaces Carlo Ancelotti at Stamford Bridge.
Ancelotti was sacked after failing to secure any silverware in his second season at the club and the pressure will be on Villas-Boas to replicate Mourinho’s success in winning the title in his first season in charge.
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Villas-Boas’ appointment comes despite Guus Hiddink having widely been tipped to assume the position at Stamford Bridge, or at least that of director of football.
Despite this, a statement released by Chelsea said the Portuguese 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,” the statement said.
“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.”
Villas Boas’ previous job was at FC Porto, where he won the treble of league, cup and Europa League last season.
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