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Hiddink wrecked Chelsea chance by demanding Wilkins' return

The new Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas moved decisively ahead of Guus Hiddink in the race to take charge at Stamford Bridge when the Dutchman said he wanted to bring Ray Wilkins back as his assistant.

Villas-Boas pledges to support players

Andre Villas-Boas maintains his door will always be open to his new Chelsea squad - and not just for football matters.

Villas-Boas is chosen one but 'not new Special One'

Chelsea's new manager promises to work on team spirit, not on emulating Mourinho

Villas-Boas plays down expectations

New Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has played down the significance of his arrival at Stamford Bridge, telling fans: "Don't expect something from one man".

Chelsea appoint Villas-Boas as manager

Andre Villas-Boas' appointment as Chelsea manager was finally confirmed this morning, with the Barclays Premier League club maintaining the Portuguese coach was the "outstanding candidate for the job".

Chelsea close on Villas-Boas after paying Porto £13m

Manager's appointment expected today as Abramovich triggers buyout clause

Chelsea target Andre Villas-Boas quits Porto

Chelsea's pursuit of highly-rated coach Andre Villas-Boas appeared to move a step closer to completion tonight as Porto announced they had received the payment required to release him from his contract.

Chelsea to take £13m gamble on Mourinho protégé as new manager

Hiddink's change of heart clears way for Villas-Boas, who is set to bring £26m striker Falcao with him from Porto

'Mini-Mourinho', who is only just older than Drogba, has his doubters

Villas-Boas won the treble with Porto last season, but is the young coach the right man for Chelsea? Sam Wallace reports

Porto deny Andre Villas-Boas bound for Chelsea

Chelsea remain confident a new manager will shortly be in place - with Porto insisting as yet there has been no official offer to trigger Andre Villas-Boas' €15 million release clause.

Portugal's Social Democrats face up to debt

The centre-right Social Democrats had little time to savour their return to power yesterday, immediately starting to tackle Portugal's ruinous debt burden and shrinking economy.

Porto convinced Andre Villas-Boas would reject Chelsea

Porto president Pinta da Costa is convinced Andre Villas-Boas would reject any approach from Chelsea - despite the highly-rated coach having a release clause of just 15million euros (£13m).

Porto's latest Special One – but with a smile

Villas-Boas has surpassed many of Mourinho's feats at the club – by creating a remarkable team spirit

Andre Villas-Boas quashes speculation after Porto victory

Porto manager Andre Villas-Boas wrote his name into the history books by lifting the Europa League before moving quickly to insist that neither he nor his star players will be leaving the club this summer.

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