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Chelsea have had to cough up Â£12 million in order to compensate Andre Villas-Boas for his dismissal only 7 months into the job. The young coach who was poached from Porto last summer was paid a mammoth 125,000 pounds a week and cost the club Â£15 million in transfer fees. While one might feel that Boas was hard done by the Oligarch owners unsustainable managerial policy, looking at those figures it can be said that the Portuguese got off with a really sweet deal.
A check on Chelsea's books by British tabloid the Sun has revealed that the club has spent about Â£76 million on manager compensation. The list of 'victims' of Roman's wrath includes Jose Mourinho, Avram Grant, Carlo Ancelotti and Luiz Felipe Scolari.
Villas-Boas seems to have been, more than adequately, compensated for the trauma at Stamford Bridge and now it's being reported that the talented manager, who won the treble with FC Porto, is headed to AS Roma where he will start a rebuilding process, something he failed at, miserably, at Chelsea. One hopes that the Villas-Boas is able to fulfill his potential as a manager and is able to succeed in the more manager friendly environs of anywhere but Stamford Bridge.
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