Following his resignation from his coaching duties with Porto, Chelsea have now confirmed that Andre Villas-Boas will take over managerial duties for the Blues.
The 33 year-old appears to have more than impressed the Stamford Bridge football club, with the Chelsea website releasing the following statement concerning the decision: “Andre 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.
“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.”
The statement also referred to Villas-Boas’ stint as a backroom scout for the club during Mourinho’s term as a manager:
“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.”
The Londoner’s have agreed to pay a reported £13.3million to release him from his Porto contract, and his stint as Chelsea manager shall officially begin on Tuesday. Talking to Chelsea TV of the move, Villas-Boas spoke with commendable humility:
"Don't expect something from one man. Expect us to create a group dynamic of everybody getting together, with the fans getting together, with people getting excited with the motivation that is in and around us.
"In the new way of communicating and the new leadership – this is the most important thing. It is not about my arrival. It is about the continuous success of this club."