Inter Milan coach Claudio Ranieri feels Andre Villas-Boas is a dead man walking at Chelsea. AVB, 34, who faces a crunch FA Cup tie with Birmingham tomorrow, claims to have the support of owner Roman Abramovich.

But Ranieri, now boss of Inter Milan, said last night: "As happened to me when I was not getting results and was sacked, if that is the rule they will also sack him."