Having adopted within the footsteps of mentor Jose Mourinho at Porto to forge a repute as one of many best younger bosses in world soccer, the Portuguese took the reins at Stamford Bridge at simply 33 years of age.
He would final solely 9 months in that submit earlier than taking up one other Premier League problem throughout London at White Hart Lane.
Villas-Boas fared slightly higher with Spurs, making it via one full season earlier than being moved on, however left English soccer conscious that he had made a number of errors.
He advised these in attendance on the WebSummit in Lisbon: “England was unhealthy for me, I used to be not versatile in my concepts.
“I realized to be extra versatile after I went from Chelsea to Tottenham. I all the time thought extra in the long term with out pondering within the quick time period.
“I used to be occupied with the long run, however the outcomes had been irregular.”
Villas-Boas has since hung out within the dugout at Zenit St Petersburg and Shanghai SIPG, with the latest of these spells coming to an in depth in November 2017.
He has moved into motor sport since then, participating within the Dakar Rally, however nonetheless sees soccer forming a part of his future – probably within the Bundesliga, with Aim having revealed how he has beforehand been thought of by Borussia Dortmund.
“I am studying German now, it is a market that pleases me and I have to know the language,” he added.
Villas-Boas can be nicely ready for any problem he takes on, however he believes there’s nonetheless much more that soccer may study from different sports activities with regards to making ready gamers for elite competitors.
He mentioned: “It doesn’t occur within the US, the NBA or the NFL. The gamers spend eight hours within the centres.
“It was vital to do the identical in soccer – coaching within the morning, controlling diet, analysing opponents, for instance.”