Andre Villas-Boas: All eyes will be on Jose Mourinho at Chelsea

Andre Villas-Boas claims that "all eyes" will be on Jose Mourinho at Chelsea next season following his return to the club

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Andre Villas-Boas's men finished fifth last season Photo: Back Page Images

Andre Villas-Boas claims that “all eyes” will be on Jose Mourinho at Chelsea next season.

Mourinho signed a four-year deal to return to Stamford Bridge for a second time earlier this month after previously managing the west London club between 2004 and 2007.

And Tottenham boss Villas-Boas, who worked under Mourinho during his spells at Chelsea and Inter Milan, believes that his fellow countryman has a knack of diverting the spotlight away from his players.

“It won’t be possible to take your eyes away from Mourinho,” Villas-Boas told Portuguese newspaper O Jogo.

“One of his characteristics, and I don’t say it in a negative way, is to deviate attentions, positive and negative, in such a way that the team is only worried about winning.”

Villas-Boas also said that he will be intrigued to see how David Moyes copes in his first season at Manchester United after the ex-Everton boss was named as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor at Old Trafford.

“These are two deep changes to English football – it will be interesting,” he added.

“The fear that came from playing Alex Ferguson’s sides made everything harder and that may still continue if [Moyes’s] adaptation is fast. That is something I am curious to see.”

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