Timeline: The rapid rise and fall of Andre Villas-Boas

Andre Villas-Boas
Andre Villas-Boas has had a colourful career in management so far Photo: REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro
  • 1977 - Born in Porto, Portugal.
  • 1993 - Sir Bobby Robson, then manager of Porto, hired Andre Villas-Boas to the club's observation department.
Sir Bobby Robson
Sir Bobby Robson appointed the 16-year-old Villas Boas after a debate between the two over team selection Credit: EMPICS NEG 7
  • 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.
Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho appointed Villas-Boas to his backroom staff for Porto, Chelsea and Inter Milan Credit: REUTERS/UEFA
  • 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.
Villas-Boas wins Europa League
Villas-Boas celebrates winning the Europa League beating Braga in the final Credit: REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro
  • 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.
Andre Villas-Boas and Roberto Matteo
Villas-Boas and assistant manager Roberto Di Matteo unveiled at Chelsea Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
  • 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.
Andre Villas-Boas
Andre Villas-Boas during his last match as Chelsea manager Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire