Chelsea boss AVB happy to work with Meireles after short Porto spell
Meireles quit the Estadio Dragao for Liverpool last season with Villas-Boas not attempting to keep him the want-away player under his wing, but the Chelsea boss says that does not reflect his admiration.
"When I arrived at Porto, he was already five years there and had won several championships and two cups and he felt it was time for him to move.
"We had a conversation when he arrived back from the national team from the World Cup and we decided it was time to part company.
"There was no pushing away of a player of his talent, but I would say a common interest from club, player and manger for him to find a solution and that's what happened when he joined Liverpool."