Former Chelsea manager, Andre Villas-Boas has described managing the English Premiership club as a big mistake for himself and any other manager because of the penchant of the owner, Roman Abrahamovic to sack coaches on impulse.
Villas-Boas, who labelled as incredible the exit of highly rated coach Jose Mourinho from the club after what the management described as ‘palpable discord’ in the team’s dressing room, told beIN Sports that coaching Chelsea was one of the most regrettable things he has done as a manager.
“The only thing that has been quite incredible to see is that [sacking] was applied to everybody. It was applied for their dearest coach and their most successful coach.
“So in the end, we have seen nothing different. Roman has sacked basically every coach he had and is no different — it happened even to the best.
“The same criteria he applied to me, to Rafa Benitez and for all the other coaches, to [Carlo] Ancelotti and now he has applied to Jose as well. And it’s [now] a new chapter.
“It’s a chapter that I’ve tried and things didn’t go well. By the time that I left Porto I had a few offers, and I probably chose the club that I shouldn’t have gone to [Chelsea]. It’s a bad experience and it’s in the past,” Villas-Boas said.
Would he return to the premiership, Villas-Boas says, never.
“The Premier League is a circus, it’s constantly changing. It’s full of emotion, ups and downs, unpredictability and this makes it the spectacle that it is. That chapter is gone for me and I’m looking for more stability right now.”