Date: 11th September 2012 at 9:49am
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Andres villas boas burst onto the scene 3 years ago at Académica taking them from a winless relegation battling side to a mid table attractive playing football team this inevitably caught the eye of Porto spring boarding him to the top of Portuguese football all within 9 months.

After a perfect season at porto leading them to the quadruple including the Europa League, ultimately this young up and coming Portuguese manager was dubbed the next “Special One” after the self proclaimed Jose Mourinho.

After being recruited by Chelsea boss Roman Abramovich in what was thought to be an attempt to implement a more attractive style of play, Villas-Boas suffered early defeats against Manchester United and Arsenal and questions were raised about his tactical strategies.

Villas-Boas also appeared to have a difficult working relationship with senior players at Chelsea, leaving out players like Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba and Nicholas Anelka.

Rumours came out of the club on what seemed a daily basis regarding his coaching style, attitude towards players and tactics. Typically all the allegations came from Senior Chelsea players who were persistent in their attempts to force the young manager out of the club.

After months of speculation and poor results Villas-boas was sacked in March and replaced by Roberto Di Matteo who then went on and won the Fa Cup and Champions League with the side Villas-Boas failed to Conduct.

After his very poor tenure at Chelsea many experts dubbed AVB a massive flop after seemingly hailing him as the “Special One” at the start of the season, quite a fall from grace for the young manager as only a year earlier he was conquering Portugal and Europe with his attractive attacking football.

Tottenham approached Villas Boas in June 2012 who was unveiled as new head coach on 3rd July 2012 . Many experts thought it was a gamble with everyone asking the question Why??

Only time will tell but one thing’s for sure it won’t be plain sailing with this Portuguese maestro.