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Chelsea hero Hasselbaink: Unfair to compare Villas-Boas with Mourinho

Chelsea hero Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says new manager Andre Villas-Boas must be allowed to be his own man.

Villas-Boas, who worked under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea, will be the latest man to be handed the challenge of bringing the Champions League trophy to west London by owner Roman Abramovich, but Hasselbaink insists comparison with the Real Madrid boss are unfair.

The Dutchman said: "Yes, everybody is going to look at him and say, 'You have learned it [from Mourinho]' or 'You are the same as Mourinho', and he is going to be the example.

"But I don't think that's fair on him. It is only more pressure because everybody is going to compare him to Mourinho.

"Yes, he is only 33, but I think we should look at him just as a man on his own, a different manager - yes from Portugal, but a different individual, and just give him a chance to succeed.

"It is going to be very important for Chelsea - Chelsea are at a very important stage.

"They are not going to be able to keep on letting managers come and go. They will have to give somebody faith, and luckily it is somebody young, so somebody who can grow with the club and put his stamp on the Premier League and also the club."

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