Andre Villas-Boas on borrowed time at Chelsea as Guus Hiddink looms on horizon
Andre Villas-Boas is in danger of losing his job as Chelsea manager after meetings with the club’s owner Roman Abramovich.
Sources close to the Russian billionaire last night suggested that he may now have lost patience with Villas-Boas and was considering making a change less than seven months after appointing the 34 year-old.
Nevertheless, Chelsea continued to insist that it was business as usual at the club and that there were no plans to change manager. But Guus Hiddink’s continuing availability – and Fabio Capello’s sudden availability – has not gone unnoticed in some quarters.
Hiddink was in the running to succeed Carlo Ancelotti after the Italian was sacked last summer before Abramovich decided he wanted to make more dramatic changes at Chelsea and personally selected Villas-Boas.
However, with Chelsea fifth in the Premier League, after two wins in 10 matches and struggling for form, Abramovich has let both Villas-Boas and the first-team squad know in no uncertain terms that performances have not been good enough.