former Porto boss Andre Villas-Boas confirmed as Chelsea manager has signed a three-year deal and is in London

Andre Villas-Boas has been confirmed as Chelsea's new manager and the former Porto boss has signed a three-year deal and is in London on Wednesday preparing to begin work and Villas Boas is the same age as players Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba and won the Portuguese league, League Cup and Europa League last season.

Villas-Boas fact file: 1977: Born in Porto 17 October,1993: Works as a trainee under Sir Bobby Robson at Porto,1994: Achieves Uefa C coaching licence in Scotland,2002: Becomes part of Jose Mourinho's staff at Porto,2004: Follows Mourinho to Chelsea,2008: Moves with Mourinho to Inter Milan,2009: Appointed manager of Academica,2010: Named Porto boss and the 2011: Wins league, cup and Europa League in first season.

Andre was the outstanding candidate for the job and he is one of the most talented young managers in football today, Chelsea said in a statement for a he has already achieved much in a relatively short space of time for his ambition, drive and the determination matches that of a Chelsea and we are confident Andre's leadership of the team will result in greater successes in major domestic and European competitions.

Andre will bring his coaching experience back to a club and he is already very familiar with, having previously worked for three years and he has always been highly regarded at the Chelsea and everyone here looks forward to a welcoming him back and working with him.

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