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Chelsea boss AVB behind dumping of Blues favourite Langley

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas is allegedly behind the axing of Tommy Langley from the club's TV station.

The Daily Mail reports Langley was told he was no longer required at Chelsea TV after he described AVB as 'vindictive' for allegedly not allowing Nicolas Anelka and Alex to park their vehicles in the first-team car park after they had been banished from the squad for handing in transfer requests.

Langley, who was the club's player of the year in 1979, has been an admired analyst on Chelsea TV for a decade and does co-commentary as well as co-hosting discussions before and after matches. Friends of Langley say he is extremely upset but does not want to say anything that would jeopardise a return to his TV role if AVB has a change of mind.

A Chelsea spokesman said: "For a number of reasons we are reviewing the structure and output of Chelsea TV.

"We are waiting for these reviews to be completed before we make a final decision regarding staffing and content."

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