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Chelsea sign Andre Villas-Boas as new club manager

New Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas

Chelsea have signed former Porto boss Andre Villas-Boas as their new manager.

The 33-year-old, who won the Portuguese League, League Cup and Europa League last season, has signed a three-year deal with the club.

In a statement, the club said Villas-Boas was the best man for the job, adding: "He is one of the most talented young managers in football today."

Villas-Boas is Chelsea's seventh manager in just eight years and the pressure is on for him to get results.

He's taking over the job from Carlo Ancelotti, who was given the boot when the Blues finished their first season in three years without winning any trophies.