André Villas-Boas

André Villas-Boas

Football Manager

André Villas-Boas is a Portuguese football manager know for his ‘vertical football’ style, generally employing a 4-2-3-1 formation with a high line, and two deep-lying midfielders. Villas-Boas was born in Porto, Portugal on the 17th of October 1977, and his full name is Luís André de Pina Cabral e Villas-Boas.

Famously, Villas-Boas never played professional football and his career in football management started after talking to then Porto manager Sir Bobby Robson, who was living in the same apartment block as the Villas-Boas family. Robson gave AVB a position in Porto’s scouting setup, and helped him to obtain FIFA coaching qualifications.

André Villas-Boas’ first managerial position was as manager of the British Virgin Islands national team, at only 21. André Villas-Boas went on to become an assistant to José Mourinho at Porto, Chelsea and Inter Milan. AVB broke out from underneath Mourinho in 2009 to commence his managerial career proper, and went on to manage Portuguese outfit Académica, Porto, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.

Born: 1977-10-17 (age 42) From: Portugal

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