Roman Abramovich's appointment and sacking of Andre Villas-Boas at Chelsea has cost a stunning £50 MILLION. Abramovich is now counting the cost of AVB's managerial reign.

He had to pay £13.3m in compensation to buy out Villas-Boas' contract with Porto. He had already spent more than £10m paying off former boss Carlo Ancelotti and his coaching staff.

But AVB was just 36 weeks into a three-year deal worth £90,000-a-week, pocketing £3.5m for 40 games. Abramovich will have to fork out a further £11m just to get rid of the Portuguese failure and then shell out more millions to find his replacement (plus backroom staff) which is sure to take the entire 'project' over the £50 million mark.