Blues boss vows to keep on winning

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Andre Villas-Boas has outlined his vision to bring further success to Chelsea, insisting a collective approach and new way of thinking is the only way forward.

Arriving at Stamford Bridge on a three-year deal, the 33-year-old former Porto coach, described as 'the outstanding candidate for the job' and 'one of the most talented young managers in football today,' played down the significance of his arrival.

"Don't expect something from one man," he told Chelsea TV. "Expect us to create a group dynamic of everybody getting together, with the fans getting together, with people getting excited with the motivation that is in and around us.

"In the new way of communicating and the new leadership - this is the most important thing. It is not about my arrival. It is about the continuous success of this club."

Villas-Boas used his first interview as Blues boss to stress the importance of the team, as a collective rather than the individual, and gave a brief insight into the way his coaching set-up and methodology works.


"We are a technical staff that focuses a lot on unlocking potential," he explained.

"We are a technical staff that incentivises a lot of freedom of choice because in the end, when the players are on the pitch, they face different situations that they have to solve without the help of their manager.

"This is the kind of stimulus that we want the players to have, responsibility and making decisions, because in the end the game is decided by them on the pitch.

"There is no doubt that the challenge for me is to keep winning. I am an individual who has that hunger for success and I want to keep it that way.

"We need to absorb things, respect our winning past and try to focus on 2011/12 as a year when we can continue to win."

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