Stamford Bridge & Andre Villas

Stamford Bridge is a football stadium located in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, London. Luís André de Pina Cabral e Villas-Boas (born 17 October 1977), known as André Villas-Boas and commonly referred to as AVB, is the Portuguese football manager of Tottenham Hotspur. 5.0/5

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Villas-Boas: Abramovich quit on me New Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas feels Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich "quit on me" after deciding to call a premature end to their Stamford Bridge project last season.
Andre Villas-Boas received an amazing £12 MILLION compo pay-out from Chelsea after barely eight months in charge at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea also forked out a £10m ‘transfer fee’ to hire him after he won the treble in his first season with Porto. The total bill including his £125,000-a-week salary, stands at £32m for seven months’ work.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has spent a staggering £76 MILLION on firing managers during his time in charge at Stamford Bridge. It’s been revealed Andre Villas-Boas was paid a staggering £12million after being sacked last season. Abramovich’s hire-and-fire approach has now cost the Champions League winners £76m in five years on management and coaching staff. The figure of £64m, detailed in Chelsea’s latest accounts, took the pay-offs of Jose Mourinho, Avram Grant, Luiz Felipe Scolari and Carlo Ancelotti into consideration.
Roberto Di Matteo could make a shock move to Napoli if Chelsea fail to appoint him as their new manager. Di Matteo has worked wonders at Stamford Bridge since taking over the reins from Andre Villas-Boas back in February. The Italian coach has defied all the odds to win the FA Cup and the Champions ...
Vanguard Malouda won’t leave Chelsea On May 24, 2012 · In Sports 6:15 pm PARIS (AFP) – Chelsea’s French international winger Florent Malouda admitted on Thursday that he would like to stay with the London club next season amid talk of a move away from Stamford Bridge. Having won the Champions League in a penalty shoot-out against Bayern Munich last weekend, Chelsea will face Europa League winners Atletico Madrid in the European Super Cup in August and will also participate in the Club World Cup at the end of the year. Malouda admitted that the possibility of taking part in these tournaments is an extra incentive for him stay put.“The European Super Cup and the Club World Cup are two competitions close to my heart,” he told reporters at France’s pre-Euro 2012 training camp in Clairefontaine.“In five years at Chelsea, I have won five trophies, the ones that I came here to try and win. “During the last two transfer windows, the club have said that I was not available for transfer.”When ask ...
Di Matteo will have Chelsea's contract more one year The Times said billionaire Roman Abramovich will give coach Italians contract for one year following the recent impressive victories. Since coming to power temporary substitute Andre Villas-Boas predecessor in March, Roberto Di Matteo has revived the Blues. Stamford Bridge team won the FA Cup 3rd in 4 years and the Champions League for the first time in history. Experts *** after what has done for Chelsea, Di Matteo deserves a chance to sign long term contracts. But things will only be decided next week. The Times sources said billionaire Abramovich will offer a 12 month contract for Di Matteo as a thank you on the coach was brought to Stamford Bridge Champions League Cup. Italy coach received great support from the players and fans. The one year contract is reasonable to plan on challenging the talents of Di Matteo, has helped Abramovich wait a candidate number Pep Guardiola. Di Matteo joined the Chelsea coaching staff from mid-2011 as an assistant .. ...
Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has refused to criticise Fernando Torres despite the striker’s lack of goals since arriving at Stamford Bridge and says "I’d pay the same today" for the 27-year-old.
From zeros to heroes, chumps to champs: in three short months Roberto Di Matteo steered Chelsea back from the precipice to the greatest moment in the club's history. Chelsea's stunning Champions League victory over Bayern Munich on Saturday completed one of the most dramatic reversals of fortune in football history, the glorious final act of a season which had once threatened to unravel. When Di Matteo was appointed as interim manager following the dismissal of Andre Villas-Boas in early March, few observers viewed the Former Chelsea midfielder as a viable long-term candidate for the job. In the days that followed Villas-Boas's dismissal, a laundry list of potential managers were name-checked in connection with the vacancy at Stamford Bridge - Pep Guardiola, Rafael Benitez, David Moyes, even former boss Jose Mourinho. Meanwhile, down at Chelsea's Cobham training base, on the leafy outskirts of London, Di Matteo was quietly setting about the task of restoring belief in a team who had won only once in their ...
Salomon Kalou believes Chelsea would not have won the Champions League if Andre Villas-Boas had remained in charge at Stamford Bridge.
Salomon Kalou admits Chelsea only started to believe they could win the Champions League after Andre Villas-Boas was sacked. The Portuguese boss was relieved of his duties in March after a disastrous spell at Stamford Bridge, with Roberto Di Matteo taking over temporary charge.
MUNICH, Germany, May 18, 2012 (AFP) - Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes believes Roberto Di Matteo should be given the Chelsea job on a full-time basis after guiding the club to the Champions League final. Di Matteo took over as interim manager in March following the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas, and has since presided over a dramatic upturn in Chelsea's fortunes at home and abroad. The 41-year-old Italian has masterminded Chelsea's FA Cup triumph while successfully steering the club to Saturday's final, beating Napoli, Benfica and mighty Barcelona in the knockout rounds. Chelsea have said no decision on a long-term successor to Villas-Boas will be taken until the summer, and are reportedly desperate to persuade ex-Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola to take over at Stamford Bridge. However the vastly experienced Heynckes told reporters here Friday that the best candidate could be found on Chelsea's doorstep. "The decision is certainly not in my hands but we must not forget that (Di Matteo) has brought Chelsea ...
Bayern Munich – Chelsea Preview: Of home comforts and a fighting spirit May 19, 2012 · It is the ultimate meeting of the perennial bridesmaids. For years on end, German powerhouse, Bayern Munich have excelled magnificently on the domestic scene but have fallen just short on the continent. The Bavarians last won the Champions League in 2001, two years after a great miracle handed it to Manchester United. The last time they came close, a certain Jose Mourinho inspired Inter Milan to victory in 2010. Having exacted revenge on the Portuguese, Bayern have booked a date with history, at their very own Allianz Arena, with Chelsea. Who ever gave Chelsea a chance? Struggling both in England and Europe under Andre Villas-Boas, they piled up one bad result after another. Until Roberto Di Matteo came along and changed their season dramatically. It all started with that sensational turn around against Napoli at Stamford Bridge. Since then, the Blues have made little matter of the might of Barcelona. They almost w ...
When we step out onto the Allianz Arena on May 19 it will be the culmination of a rollercoaster ride that has seen us go from the brink of exiting the Champions League to within 90 minutes of winning it. To track Chelsea’s road to Munich you have to head back to last September when we kicked off our campaign with a 2-0 victory over German side Bayer Leverkusen. A solid draw at Valencia was followed by a 5-0 trashing of Genk at Stamford Bridge but the wheels came off as we followed up a 1-1 draw against Genk with a 2-1 defeat at Bayer Leverkusen that left us needing either a win or goalless draw in the final group game against Valencia and we got what we needed as 'The Drog' was unleashed and struck twice in a 3-0 victory. Napoli were next up in the last-16 and the side from Naples looked set to end Chelsea’s quest after Ezequiel Lavezzi netted twice in a 3-1 win for the Serie A outfit. The Blues returned home in crisis but boss Andre Villas-Boas was soon shown the door and replaced on an interim basis ...
Chelsea's date with destiny: the occasion when their Roman empire can finally achieve its aim. Comrade Abramovich fell in love with football when famously watching a Champions League match and everything since arriving at Stamford Bridge has been aimed at the lifting of that famously oversized trophy, the European Cup. He has been within an inch of the post, a slip of Luzhniki sod, and for a time that had looked like his last chance. An ever-revolving cast-list of coaches has been and gone since John Terry's moment of truth in Moscow. Since then, the players who took them to the brink of a dream becoming reality have aged and agued. This was supposed to be a season of rebuilding. A young coach with new ideas was hired to sweep out the old guard. Yet they remain, and Andre Villas-Boas is jobless, only recently reappearing as a possible suitor for the vacant Liverpool position. Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, Ashley Cole and Petr Cech take their place, but the suspended Terry will not, as penance for his stup ...
Liverpool legend John Barnes believes Andre Villas-Boas would be a "fantastic" replacement for Kenny Dalglish, and thinks whoever becomes the next Reds manager will be helped by the foundations laid by the outgoing Scot. Former Chelsea manager Villas-Boas, who was removed from his post earlier this season following a turbulent spell at Stamford Bridge, has emerged as an early favourite for the vacant Anfield hotseat, while the likes of Swansea's Brendan Rodgers and Wigan's Roberto Martinez have also been linked. And Barnes, who won eight trophies during a successful ten-year spell on Merseyside, believes that, in Liverpool, Villas-Boas would find a club better suited to his management style than Chelsea!!!
Leading Chelsea out at Wembley for the FA Cup final on Saturday will no doubt be a very proud moment for Roberto Di Matteo, but the next couple of weeks will only be a final flourish in his brief career at Stamford Bridge. The final against Liverpool is a great opportunity for Di Matteo - and no doubt a huge surprise too. Having been sacked by West Brom not much more than a year ago, the Italian is probably pinching himself constantly now he has an FA Cup final and a Champions League final to look forward to. A great many managers go through their entire career without getting even close to such a stage. However, even if he does win either or both of these competitions, I don't think it will suddenly make him a great manager or the right long-term choice for Chelsea. If somehow Di Matteo does mastermind a victory at Wembley and then again at Munich's Allianz Arena it may prove very difficult to get rid of him - particularly given the affection that Chelsea fans hold him in following his playing days with ...
We did much more for Fernando than Chelsea ever have PEPE REINA reckons he knows why Fernando Torres’ Stamford Bridge nightmare dragged on for so long — because Chelsea let him down. When Torres was being battered from pillar to post for firing blanks earlier this season, no one felt his pain more than the Kop keeper, one of his closest pals. After all, Reina was going through his own *** at Liverpool as he struggled to match awesome displays of previous years. Yet while Reina was never short of backing at Anfield, it was a different story for his pal on the King’s Road. And the Liverpool stopper believes that lack of a support system was crucial when ex-Kop striker Torres suffered a six-month domestic goal drought before his FA Cup quarter-final double against Leicester. Reina insisted: “Fernando had to change city, team-mates and team mentality. That’s a *** of a change. “He also had to keep delivering and the expectations when a team has spent £50million on a player are very high. But I . ...
Andre Villas-Boas is claimed to have held secret talks with the Serie A side while he was still at Stamford Bridge
Who is Chelsea’s Player of the Season? Goal.com names the top three stand-out performers for the Blues in 2011-12 and then declares the overall winner. Have your say below! May 2, 2012 9:00:00 AM Juan Mata, Chelsea This season was supposed to be the start of a new era at Stamford Bridge under the guidance of Andre Villas-Boas , who arrived fresh from guiding Porto to Europa League success and was handed the chance to overhaul an ageing Chelsea side. Juan Mata , Romelu Lukaku , Oriol Romeu and Raul Meireles all arrived at the club with fans hopeful of challenging for silverware. But the Blues stuttered their way through the first half of the season, losing a number of matches and finding themselves well off the blistering pace set by the two Manchester clubs at the top of the table. However, unlike both United and City, they scraped through to the knock-out stages of the Champions League. Gary Cahill arrived in January with the aim of shoring up a leaky defence seemingly struggling to come to terms with ...
Marko Marin hopes that Roberto Di Matteo is at the Chelsea helm when he joins the club in the summer. - Chelsea agree Marin deal Chelsea confirmed at the weekend they have agreed a deal to sign Marin from Werder Bremen at the end of the season, with reports suggesting a fee in the region of £7 million will change hands. Di Matteo is currently the interim manager of the Blues following Andre Villas-Boas' departure, and he has impressed in the role, guiding his side to FA Cup and Champions League finals. Marin, 23, is eagerly anticipating his switch to Stamford Bridge, with the Germany international confident he can impress in the Premier League. He told German football magazine Kicker: "It fits perfectly for me, otherwise I would not have sought this move. Above all, Chelsea's play is based a lot on wide men. I had good talks with Di Matteo and I hope he stays. "I have done my research (by speaking to Former Chelsea striker Claudio Pizarro) but I'm not afraid, it's the perfect step for me." Marin made his ...
Roberto Di Matteo has emerged as the leading contender to become the next permanent Chelsea manager. Senior figures at Stamford Bridge are increasingly of the belief that the Italian is the man to succeed Andre Villas-Boas.
Andre Villas-Boas' side return to winning ways with an emphatic victory at Stamford Bridge!
The successor of André Villas-Boas in command of the blues relativizes the speculation of several names for his position at Stamford Bridge
Dear Mr Abramovich, I would firstly like to take this moment to thank you for allowing me to step into Andre Villas-Boas’ pint-sized shoes, and to offer my services as Chelsea manager in a full-time capacity. I would also like to commiserate the departure of the Portuguese prodigy and I am thankful he returned me to the club I ended my playing days at in 2002. If Frank Lampard and John Terry had not been so jealous of his boyishly good looks I am certain he could have enjoyed an even longer stay here than Carlo Ancelotti. I am truly honoured you decided to hire me - a man fired from struggling with West Bromwich Albion last season - to take over from Juan Mata’s elder brother as interim manager at Stamford Bridge. I realise the temptation to hire Steve Bruce must have been overwhelming, and I am grateful for your support. Comfortable wins against Birmingham City and throw-in enthusiasts Stoke City kicked off my tenure, however, I am sure you will agree my defining moment at the helm so far has been t ...
Salomon Kalou has revealed he feared the same being axed under Andre Villas-Boas but now wants to sign a new contract at Stamford Bridge.
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