As Tottenham confirm the appointment of Andre Villas-Boas as their new head coach we look back on his career to date. The Portuguese tactician enjoyed unrivalled success back in his homeland with Porto but found life at Chelsea considerably tougher. Here, we track his career trajectory.
Last Updated: 04/07/12 5:25am
On the day that Andre-Villas Boas is confirmed as Tottenham's new head coach we look back on his career to date. The 34-year-old's appointment marks his return to the Premier League just four months after his departure from Chelsea, where he was sacked eight months into a three-year contract. Prior to his disappointing spell at Stamford Bridge he'd enjoyed an almost immaculate start to his career in the dugout.
1977: Born in Porto on October 17.
1993: Invited to work as a trainee with FC Porto's youth-team coaches by manager Sir Bobby Robson.
1994: Achieves UEFA C coaching licence in Scotland.
2000: Takes charge of the British Virgin Islands for two international matches. Both end in defeat.
2002: Becomes part of Jose Mourinho's backroom staff at Porto.
2004: Follows Mourinho to Chelsea, where he works as an opposition scout.
2008: Moves with Mourinho to Inter Milan.
2009: Appointed manager of Academica in October, with the club bottom of the table and without a win. Villas-Boas guides them to an 11th-place finish and a Portuguese League Cup semi-final.
2010: June 2 - Appointed manager of boyhood club Porto.
August 7 - Wins Portuguese Supercup with 2-0 victory over Benfica.
2011: April 3 - Leads Porto to their 25th league title, finishing with their biggest ever winning margin of 21 points.
May 18 - Porto win the Europa League with a 1-0 triumph over fellow Portuguese side Braga.
May 22 - Guides Porto to a trophy treble with a comprehensive 6-2 win over Vitoria de Guimaraes in Portuguese Cup final.
June 21 - Porto confirm Villas-Boas has tendered his resignation and his contract will be terminated once his 15million euros release clause has been paid.
Porto later announce they have received the required compensation, with Chelsea releasing a short statement confirming their interest in Villas-Boas and their intention to agree personal terms in the near future.
June 22 - Appointed Chelsea manager on a three-year contract.
June 30 - Wins first piece of silverware as Chelsea manager, taking the Barclays Asia Trophy.
August 14 - Draws first match of the Premier League season 0-0 away at Stoke.
September 18 - Suffers first defeat of the season with a 3-1 loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford.
December 6 - Chelsea win their final Champions League group game 3-0 against Valencia with Leverkusen's 1-1 draw with Genk meaning they qualify from their group.
December 12 - Chelsea become first team in 2011/2012 season to defeat Manchester City coming from behind with goals from Raul Meireles and a late penalty by Frank Lampard.
February 21 - Leaves Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard and Michael Essien out of the team as Chelsea fall to a 3-1 defeat in their first leg Champions League tie with Napoli. Chelsea now have a record of one win in the last seven games and is
under pressure at the club from fans and players alike with Ashley Cole in particular criticising his tactics.
March 4 - Sacked by Chelsea a day after a 1-0 defeat at West Brom.
July 3 - Confirmed as Tottenham's new head coach.