Punters already placing bets on the future of the Blues' latest manager after the Portuguese tactician took over from Carlo AncelottiThe ink has barely dried on his Chelsea contract but already the bookies have priced up how long Andre Villas-Boas will last at Stamford Bridge.
Roman Abramovich has forked out a huge sum to lure the 33-year-old Portuguese prodigy to England and bet365 have priced him @ 11/4 to follow in the footsteps of Luiz Felipe Scolari and get the Chelsea chop before the end of the 2011-12 campaign. He's 1/4 to emerge unscathed and survive for 2012-13.
The Blues are expected to win trophies under their new recruit and the former assistant of Jose Mourinho is 5/2 to emulate his mentor and win the Premier League during his first season in charge. Mourinho also won the League Cup during his maiden campaign at Chelsea in 2004-05 and you'll get a price of 8/11 on Villas-Boas to win at least one trophy in his rookie year at Stamford Bridge.
|Andre Villas-Boas Odds (bet365)
|To last season - Yes
To last season - No
To win Champions League
Not win Champions League
Win trophy in 2011/12
Not win trophy in 2011/12
New boy Villas-Boas is 2/1 to win the Champions League during his three-year deal. He won the treble with former club Porto in 2010-11 including last month's Europa League triumph.
Punters who fancy a longer term bet can back Villas-Boas to survive his three-year contract @ 6/5 compared to 8/13 against.
Bet365 spokesman Steve Freeth said, "We're confident that Villas-Boas will be given at least a season to show his worth, but ultimately it revolves around Champions League success, and failure on that score could see him packing his bags before his three years are up."