|Premier League Management Record|
|Premier League Clubs||Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur|
|Manager of the Year||-|
|Manager of the Month||
December 2012, February 2013
Despite being relieved of his duties as Tottenham Hotspur Head Coach on 16 December 2013, Andre Villas-Boas has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting young coaches in Europe after a career that has included spells at Spurs and Chelsea.
Having never played as a professional, Portuguese Villas-Boas took a more unorthodox route into coaching whilst former England manager Sir Bobby Robson was in charge at Porto. In 1994, at the age of 16, he voiced his displeasure at the omission of freescoring striker Domingos Paciencia to Robson in writing and his comprehensive critique impressed Robson enough to invite him to the club as a trainee within Porto’s youth system.
Villas-Boas worked his way through the ranks at Porto and eventually joined the backroom team of new manager Jose Mourinho in 2002. He went on to help Mourinho’s side win the UEFA Champions League in 2004 and win two Barclays Premier League titles with Chelsea, before another Champions League triumph with Inter Milan in 2010.
He then moved into management and, after a spell at Academica in his homeland, Villas-Boas took charge of Porto and led them to the Portuguese league and cup double, as well as an impressive UEFA Europa League triumph in a memorable first season in charge. At the age of 33 years and 213 days, he became the youngest manager to win a European trophy.
His success encouraged Chelsea to appoint him as manager ahead of the 2011/12 season. Villas-Boas parted company with the Blues in March, but he was handed a second opportunity in the Premier League with Spurs the following campaign. He won the Barclays Manager of the Month award twice and led a push for the top four of the league in his first season in charge at White Hart Lane.