1993 - Sir Bobby Robson, then manager of Porto, hired Andre Villas-Boas to the club's observation department.
2000 - The Portuguese manager takes charge of his first football team, becoming the British Virgin Islands head coach.
2002 - Jose Mourinho, another Robson protege, appoints the young coach to his backroom staff at Porto. Villas-Boas follows Mourinho to Chelsea and then Inter Milan.
2009 - Villas-Boas leaves Mourinho's backroom staff and joins Academica in Portugal. He leads the club from bottom to 11th in the table and takes them to the Portuguese League Cup semi-finals.
2010 - Villas-Boas becomes the new manager of Porto, during his one season at the club he wins four trophies; the Portuguese Supercup, Primeira Liga, Portuguese Cup and the Europa League.
2011 - Chelsea appoint Villas-Boas, paying Porto £13.3 million compensation. He is unveiled along with his new assistant manager and former Blues player Roberto Di Matteo.
2011 Sep 18 - Chelsea lose their first match under the Portuguese coach, with Manchester United beating them 3-1. It was Villas-Boas's first defeat in 39 league matches, a record stretching back to his days at Academica.
2011 Dec 6 - Chelsea qualify for the next round of the Champions League after beating Valencia 3-0.
2012 Feb 21 - Villas-Boas is heavily criticised after leaving out Michael Essien, Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard from his starting line-up against Napoli. Chelsea lose 3-1 in Italy.
2012 Mar 4 - He is sacked after Chelsea's 1-0 loss against West Bromwich Albion. The club had only won 5 out of the last 16 games. Roberto Di Matteo is made interim manager until the end of the season.