Andre Villas-Boas’s work sabotaged by Chelsea players texting Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho
Andre Villas-Boas, the embattled Chelsea manager, is having his work sabotaged by the continued contact of key players with former manager Jose Mourinho, according to Porto president Pinto da Costa.
The man who gave Mourinho and Villas-Boas their big breaks at Porto believes the apprentice’s authority is being undermined by the master’s communication with his former players.
“He will be successful with Chelsea because his contract isn’t just for one year,” Pinto da Costa said. “He needs time to mould his own team and he can’t do that as long as there are players, as I’ve heard, who exchange text messages with Mourinho. And Abramovich knows this.”