Andre Villas-Boas: Former Chelsea boss blasts Roman Abramovich

first_img1 Andre Villas-Boas Andre Villas-Boas found Chelsea’s sacking of Jose Mourinho “quite incredible”, saying owner Roman Abramovich “has sacked basically every coach that he’s had”.Mourinho led Chelsea to the 2014/15 Premier League title, but this season the Blues have lurched from one crisis to another.The Portuguese left Stamford Bridge last month after a “palpable discord” with the players, Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo explained, with Guus Hiddink placed in interim control.Villas-Boas worked with his compatriot Mourinho at Chelsea earlier in his career and returned for a short, unsuccessful spell as manager in 2011.The former Tottenham boss is now in charge of Zenit St Petersburg. He is to leave the Russian club at the end of the season, when Chelsea will be looking for a permanent replacement for Mourinho.Villas-Boas told BeIN Sports: “It’s been quite incredible to see that it (being dismissed) was applied to everybody.“It was applied to probably their dearest coach, their most successful coach, so in the end we have seen nothing different. Roman has sacked basically every coach that he’s had.“It’s no different. It happened even to the best.“The same criteria that he has applied to me, for Rafa Benitez, for all the other coaches, Ancelotti, he’s applied to Jose as well.”last_img read more


first_imgTHEY’RE the real night riders…the Donegal Mountain Bike Club members who plan to hit the trails of Gartan and Glenveagh this Friday night.So if anyone spots strange lights in the hills of Donegal this weekend, don’t worry – it won’t be UFOs!And they’re hoping new members will come along to see what all the fuss and fun is about. Paul Nash from the Donegal Mountain Bike Club said members had just taken possession of sophisticated new bike lights which will make their journey from Gartan through Glenveagh in the pitch black this Friday much easier.“I suppose with all the lights bopping about the place, some locals may think a UFO has landed,” said the 35-year-old.“With the darker evenings upon us, we still want to head out into the countryside after work so we’ve decided to do some night-time biking.“We will be staying off the main roads and taking to country paths around Gartan and Glenveagh. “We ordered hi-tech bike lights which will give us great visibility, especially in the darkness of the countryside.“We’d be delighted to see new members come along and enjoy night mountain biking.”The software developer at Letterkenny company Pramerica insisted amateurs are welcome.“We’ll be taking it fairly easy on Friday night but most importantly we will be sticking together for safety reasons. We don’t want to be losing anyone up there!” he added.The club is meeting at the boathouse at Gartan this Friday at 7.30pm and new members are welcome. Want to see a night ride…click the video on their facebook page below:’T MISTAKE US FOR A UFO…BIKERS PLANNING GLENVEAGH NIGHT RIDE! was last modified: September 28th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DONEGAL MOUNTAIN BIKING CLUBNOT UFOsUFOlast_img read more