Andre Villas-Boas wants attacking Chelsea to win 'with a certain amount of flair'

The young Portuguese coach wants to implement a successful working strategy and to see his team perform with style as he makes backroom changes to support his football philosophy

Andre Villas-Boas has revealed his intention to make Chelsea a successful side which plays an attacking style, saying "it would make no sense to get into a club like this and play dreadful football".

The newly appointed Portuguese coach earlier on Wednesday downplayed comparisons with his former mentor and Stamford Bridge favorite Jose Mourinho, and said it would take a collective effort to win trophies.

Villas-Boas has already reshuffled his backroom staff by bringing in former Chelsea player Roberto Di Matteo as his assistant, adding Jose Mario Rocha, Daniel Sousa and promoting Steve Holland to first team assistant, and admitted that he made the appointments because they shared a similar playing philosophy to his.

“It is not just a question of winning, it is a question of winning with a certain amount of flair,” Villas-Boas told the club's official website.

“Everybody likes attacking football; the Premiership is the most exciting league in the world.

“It is a league where a certain amount of goals happen in every game and we want it to be like that. We have people who most of all defend to the death a philosophy that the game should be an entertaining game for the fans and that will be one of our main focuses as well."

“In my small past experience I was able to manage Academica and Porto in a very successful way, thanks mainly to the quality of the players I had and we were able to play good quality football.

“From the technical staff you see in front of me, you see like in an appointment like Roberto with the way his team played last year, and all of my technical staff that has followed me from before, and Steve Holland, these are people that like quality in the game and have a philosophy in their game and like to play well.

“People like quality of football, that's why this technical staff was picked, based on a philosophy of playing well and playing as a team.

“But you have to adapt to the English culture, the way this game runs, the speed of the game, the objectiveness of this game. Putting the two together is our challenge and hopefully we will be up for it.”

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