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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."

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