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Name Andre Villas-Boas
Gender Male
Ethnic Portuguese
Job Portuguese Football Coach
Desc Villas-Boas is a student to the game unlike any other. At a young age, he realized that his footballing skills were not quite up to par. Any hopes he had of making a name for himself with the ball at his feet were dashed before he would reach puberty. But this did not stop the Portuguese from being a fan of the game

Affiliation

Club as Coach Marseille
  Shanghai SIPG
  Zenit St. Petersburg
  Tottenham Hotspur
  Chelsea FC
  Porto FC

Relatonship

|:——————|:————–| | Mentor | Jose Mourinho | | Friend | Hulk | | | Jorge Mendes |

2013 12 15
Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas reacts during their English Premier League soccer match defeat to Liverpool at White Hart Lane in London

2013 12 31 Retrieve

[Andre Villas-Boas makes arguably the worst appraisal of the year after Tottenham’s win over Arsenal last season] The difference from last year is we are on an upward spiral in terms of confidence and they are in a negative spiral in terms of results – and to be out of that negative spiral is extremely difficult

2016 10 04 Retrieve

[Speaking at final day of the ASPIRE4SPORT and the Aspire Academy Global Summit on Football Performance & Science which is taking place at the iconic Amsterdam ArenA, home of AFC Ajax, he said] The Chelsea experience was too much too soon. I wasn’t flexible as a manager at that time. I was communicative, but I wasn’t flexible in my approach. At Tottenham I learnt to be different

In professional football you have to live the day-to-day. The objective is the group performance, but every single individual requires a different response from a manager – you can’t be the same person to each player. At Chelsea the group was more important, I stuck to my methods too much

[on Daniel Levy] Daniel Levy is an expert in sacking managers. There’s no time for long term projects in the Premier League.

2017 11 29 Retrieve

[Andre Villas-Boas quits Chinese club Shanghai SIPG to compete in Dakar Rally] Andre Villas-Boas quits Chinese club Shanghai SIPG to compete in Dakar Rally

[Villas-Boas said after his final game] It is not the right time to talk about whether I’m staying or leaving. SIPG knows my decision, so will you. But this is not the best time to talk about it

[Back when he was still at Tottenham] My passion for football makes me live it very intensively over 11 months and dedicate myself to that, but I think life allows you to enjoy other things.

To compete in the Dakar Rally is a lifetime ambition for me and is something I know I have to do. It looks like that ambition is about to be realised

2017 12 02 Retrieve

[Andre Villas-Boas quits as coach of Shanghai SIPG to contest the Dakar Rally next year] I spoke with my friend Alex Doringer, the manager of the KTM team, who told me that I would still need a full year’s preparation to get there and that it was better to consider doing it with a car. So I got in touch with Team Overdrive and here I am!

2019 10 10 Retrieve

[Andre Villas-Boas replaces Sven-Goran Eriksson as Shanghai SIPG manager]</b> It’s a different challenge in my career. Our focus will be to put a team together that is stronger, that is able to compete in all competitions. But most of all, to bring joy to our fans with the Chinese championship next year

2019 11 30 Retrieve

[Andre Villas-Boas adds his take to the eternal debate] I am Portuguese so of course I support Cristiano Ronaldo more. Cristiano took a risk by leaving the best team in the world, with more titles in the world. That kind of risk should be appreciated. Playing in Italy and scoring goals is difficult. Messi is still in his club, Barcelona, which is a big club. He is able to make the difference. But I am more for Cristiano because I’m Portuguese. Both of them are exceptional, it’s difficult to choose. Having these two players in the same generation and watching them is absolutely incredible. They are extraterrestrials

2020 01 26 Retrieve

[Villas-Boas compares Marseille’s star man Payet to Messi & Ronaldo] Barcelona are Messi dependent, Juventus are Ronaldo dependent. If we’re Payet dependent, we’re Payet dependent. But it doesn’t worry me. Good players make the difference. But I’ve got no problems handling something like that. We missed him. He’s a player who can make that last pass and can score. He was suspended today but the players who we had played a brave game. We took a point. When a match is close like that, you can’t afford to lose it. We were ready to take a point, it’s pragmatism. We have to be smart sometimes

Qualifying for the Champions League is not possible without a player like Dimitri Payet,” the ex-Chelsea boss said. “He would be missed for his quality of play but also his personality, his authority in the team.”

2020 02 06 Retrieve

[On November 24, Lihadji was named on the bench for Marseille’s trip to Toulouse but was not called upon to play any part, unlike another academy player Marley Ake - a midfielder who, though talented, is not regarded in the same bracket as his fellow youngster] I’m waiting for the signature to give him [Lihadji] some game time and, in Toulouse, I chose Marley to come on for the last minutes.

I could take advantage of having Lihadji right now, but why? So that he then plays for Monaco, or for PSG? What interest is there for OM, his training club, in that? I defend the interests of the club, perhaps against my better judgement. But between Ake, who has a future here, and Isaac, I have made my choice

2020 05 13 Retrieve

[Villas-Boas compared Payet to superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo] Barcelona are Messi dependent, Juventus are Ronaldo dependent. If we’re Payet dependent, we’re Payet dependent. But it doesn’t worry me. Good players make the difference. But I’ve got no problems handling something like that. Qualifying for the Champions League is not possible without a player like Dimitri Payet. He would be missed for his quality of play but also his personality, his authority in the team