GavRedKing Category Moderator
#46

Sgt Pepper 64 said:
Looks like we will be moving on to the next Modric type target

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/modric-changes-tack-after-spurs-stand-firm-over-chelsea-interest-2299988.html

Or is it just a "cunning" ploy?


Sneijder please or Neymar or both.

amiable said:
SkyGraemeBaileyGraeme Bailey



Reports emerging in Portugal claiming that Chelsea are ready to appoint Porto coach Andre Villas-Boas...more on this to follow #cfc


Interesting.......very interesting.

GavRedKing Category Moderator
#47

Sgt Pepper 64 said:
OMG!
I heard it was the number 2 target but wow

He has a huge release clause


Maybe Guss didnt want it. Although appointing Villa Boas wouldnt be too bad either, a young, fresh approach to things. Interestign to monitor anyway for us Blue fans.

amiable Registered User
#48

I suppose its a wait and see but i would presume Chelsea fans will be put out of your misery this week.
Villa Boas would be an excellent appointment IMO
I was certain it was going to be Guus

GavRedKing Category Moderator
#49

amiable said:
I suppose its a wait and see but i would presume Chelsea fans will be put out of your misery this week.
Villa Boas would be an excellent appointment IMO
I was certain it was going to be Guus


Agreed, TBH, he would be an excellent appointment also. I would have trumped Guus and then he would have been my 2nd choice, anybody but Hughes or Redknapp that the media we're mentioning early on.

amiable Registered User
#50

http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11668_6997261,00.html



Porto president Pinta da Costa has admitted he is helpless to prevent Andre Villas-Boas leaving as reports claim Chelsea have made a move for him.
Over the weekend Inter Milan made an approach for the brilliant young tactician, who led Porto to three trophies last season, including the domestic double and the Europa League.
Inter, though, baulked at the idea of paying his €15million (£13.2m) release clause, but that would not be an issue for Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich if he did move for him.
Reports from Portugal claim that is the case and that Chelsea have turned their attention to the 33-year-old, who has already served as a coach at Stamford Bridge.
Villas-Boas is a protege of former Blues chief Jose Mourinho, and worked with him at Porto, Chelsea and Inter Milan before embarking on his managerial career in 2009.
After one year with Academica, he was appointed Porto chief in 2010 and he has blossomed.
Villas-Boas insisted after the Europa League final win that he was committed to Porto but that resolve now looks as if it could be tested.
And Da Costa admits he cannot stand in his way: "Villas Boas has a contract and a clause of €15million.
"If someone deposits €15million into our account and he wants to go, we can not do anything because it is something that is contractually specified."
Chelsea have been locked in talks with Turkey coach Guus Hiddink about returning to the club.
The Blues have been talking with Hiddink about taking either the coach's job or the sporting director role, and should he take on the latter then there would also be, in theory, room for Villas-Boas to also come on board.

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GavRedKing Category Moderator
#51



So a possible team of Guus as D.O.F. with Villa Boas as a manager would cost us in the region of 21Million Euro to buy out the contracts and thats before we sign them to their own contracts. Huge investment if its true and if it is I only hope to god that Villa Boas gets more then 2years to build and shape his Chelsea dream.

If Roman is to persuade him to take up the Managerial role he has to be given time, but Villa Boas would understand the pressure having worked with Mourihno under the same extreme conditions.

Business is picking up.

Panthro Registered User
#52

Chelsea in talks with 'Arry!
Link here


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Sgt Pepper 64 Registered User
#53

gavredking said:
So a possible team of Guus as D.O.F. with Villa Boas as a manager would cost us in the region of 21Million Euro to buy out the contracts and thats before we sign them to their own contracts. Huge investment if its true and if it is I only hope to god that Villa Boas gets more then 2years to build and shape his Chelsea dream.

If Roman is to persuade him to take up the Managerial role he has to be given time, but Villa Boas would understand the pressure having worked with Mourihno under the same extreme conditions.

Business is picking up.


He's a big risk IMO. Premier league is a different kettle of fish, and he has to win it or the CL!

Maybe we will wait for Guus untill his contract runs out and then he is DOF

Arry linky no worky

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#54

papagormo said:
Chelsea in talks with 'Arry!
Link here


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Sgt Pepper 64 said:

Arry linky no worky


GavRedKing Category Moderator
#55

papagormo said:
Chelsea in talks with 'Arry!
Link here


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Pheeeeew



Sgt Pepper 64 said:
He's a big risk IMO. Premier league is a different kettle of fish, and he has to win it or the CL!

Maybe we will wait for Guus untill his contract runs out and then he is DOF

Arry linky no worky


I wouldnt worry about it TBH. Villa Boas would be like Mourihno, unproven at the " top level " but I think like Mourihno he would easily be able to handle the job. Id take a punt on him and apparently Roman wants to.

Sgt Pepper 64 Registered User
#56

gavredking said:


LOL, (slaps head!) i took that to be about Modric!
Another 2 weeks and Hughes is free!

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amiable Registered User
#57

The Villa Boas story is gathering pace.
The Mirror is running with the story too.

RichT Registered User
#58

amiable said:
The Villa Boas story is gathering pace.


The Bookies aren't getting too excited........yet.

LanceStorm Registered User
#59

Im fine with the Villas-Boas appointment as long as we have Hiddink on board as director of football.

I know that role has never really worked before as everyone is waiting for him to eventually be appointed as manager but I think if thats the position he's wanted all along, then he'll still be day to day as he wanted to be but just not the one with the pressure on his shoulders, but just offering advise as he has done in the last few years!

Johner Registered User
#60

chelseayouth Chelsea Youth
Jornal de Notícias say #CFC will pay Villas-Boas' €15m buyout clause and pay him €5m per season, the same salary Mourinho earned.

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