Following his side’s defeat to Liverpool at Stamford bridge, Chelsea manager Andres Villas-Boas has admitted the only title he can guarantee winning this season is that of ‘ex-Chelsea manager’.
The Portuguese was emphatic in his insistence club owner Roman Abramovich, who paid £13.3 million in compensation to FC Porto for his services, would ensure his first campaign in England ended with an honour of sorts to add to his impressive CV.
“I can say with total confidence that I will win a new title with Chelsea this season, and that is for sure,” Villas-Boas told reporters at his post match press conference.
“The problem for some is that Chelsea will not win one with me.”
“Some of the biggest, most glamorous and successful names in the history of football club management have won the ex-Chelsea boss title, and I see myself as being within touching distance of of adding my name to that list.”
Villas-Boas continued, “Sure, the title is not quite as exclusive as it was a few years ago, but the list of winner is still impressive.”
“There’s Ranieri, Mourinho, Grant, Scolari, Hiddink, Ancellotti, and very soon Villas-Boas.”
“It reads like a who’s who of Russian roulette victims.”
Chelsea fan Charlton Bebb felt a change of manager was now needed urging Abramovich to hold-fire on holding-fire.
“I’m very disappointed with the level of patience being exhibited by Roman in keeping Villas-Boas in place.”
“It’s not the Chelsea way, if we wanted someone to display such a lack of ruthlessness on our behalf, we’d pay £50m for them and put them up front.”