My tribe
As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Porto tell Chelsea boss Villas-Boas: We will survive without you

Porto have told new Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas they will survive without him.

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."

 It's kicking off again! Click here for your No1 source for Chelsea transfer market news and gossip.

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?