Porto supporters were angry Villas-Boas did not stay longer than a year and it led to protests outside his home.
But club president Pinto da Costa has a clear message for his old manager: "We're fine without you."
Vitor Pereira has been promoted and Da Costa reckons everything is in place for Porto to move on.
Da Costa said: "His departure was thought about some time ago.
"He had a great time but now goes his way and we go ours.
"He has the capacity to win at any club, as he did at Porto, and he's going to a club that has no limits on his ambition or economic trouble.
"I hope he wins the Premier League. We wish him success - unless it's against Porto.
"And if he faces Mourinho it should be a draw since I'm friends with both."
On losing Villas-Boas, Da Costa said: "It isn't easy to hurt me.
"We had the guarantee of Vitor Pereira taking over. I have been impressed with him."