Chelsea to appoint André Villas-Boas as new manager

Chelsea look set to appoint Porto manager André Villas-Boas as their new manager according to reports in Portugal.

The Portuguese daily Jornal de Notícias claims that Villas-Boas will put pen-to-paper on a deal worth £4.4 million per season after Chelsea agreed to pay the £13.2 million release clause for the in demand manager.

Although he still just 33-years-old, Villas-Boas has already led Porto to a domestic title and Europa League double. A remarkable achievement given that last year was his first season in charge at the club.

Moreover, Villas-Boas claimed domestic and European silverware playing a brand of football that is sure to have turned the head of Chelsea's billionaire owner Roman Abramovich.

If the deal does go ahead, however, Villas-Boas will have to contend with an ageing squad full of gigantic egos as well as an owner who is not shy about offering his opinion on how the team should play.

The rumour-mill suggests that Villas-Boas may be joined at Stamford bridge by Porto's Colombian forward Radamel Falcao as Chelsea look to rebuild their squad for the future.

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