Punters already placing bets on the future of the Blues' latest manager after the Portuguese tactician took over from Carlo Ancelotti
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."