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Villas-Boas promises Chelsea freedom

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Newly appointed Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has promised to allow his players 'freedom' at Stamford Bridge.

The former Porto manager took his side to a quadruple last season with a free-flowing style of play, and the 33-year-old is keen to play the same type of attacking football in the Barclays Premier League.

"I'm no dictator. I encourage freedom of choice in football," Villas-Boas told the Sunday Mirror.

"Players can only achieve their true potential if they are not shackled and are able to stand on their own two feet. Creativity in my players is important. I love the unpredictable part of the game.

"I strongly believe that players have to express themselves to their full potential, they must be able to make choices during the game."

Villas-Boas admits he wasn't surprised by the concerns over his age, but admits his own self-confidence is more than enough to make him believe he can be successful with the Blues.

"I have expectations and want to look back on a career I can be proud of. I want success. I want to win championships, I want to explore other leagues and embrace different social and cultural behaviour," the Chelsea boss continued.

"This job is all I ever wanted. I accept people may view it as a gamble employing someone so young, but if I didn't believe I could succeed what is the point?"

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