22 Jun '11, 10am

Villas-Boas appointed Chelsea manager

Villas-Boas appointed Chelsea manager

Porto's coach Andre Villas-Boas celebrates his team's Europa League final soccer victory against Braga at Lansdowne Road in Dublin May 18, 2011. -- PHOTO: REUTERS LONDON - CHELSEA have appointed FC Porto boss Andre Villas-Boas as their new manager in a record-breaking deal, a club statement announced on Wednesday. The 33-year-old, who emerged as the front runner for the job after resigning as Porto coach on Tuesday, has signed a three year contract. Villas-Boas not only becomes the youngest ever Premier League manager but also the most expensive coaching appointment ever after Chelsea paid Porto &pound13.3 million (S$26.5 million) to trigger the release clause in Villas-Boas's contract. Chelsea described Villas-Boas who led Porto to a domestic double and Europa League glory last season, as 'the outstanding candidate for the job'. 'He is one of the most talented young manag...

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