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Ex-Chelsea & Spurs boss Villas-Boas set for World Rally Championship debut in Portugal

Three years after competing within the Dakar Rally, the presently unattached coach is about to run once more in his native nation

Former Tottenham and Chelsea supervisor Andres Villas-Boas will make his debut within the World Rally Championship after getting into the Portugal leg of the competitors. 

Villas Boas, 43, has been out of labor since February when he parted firm with Marseille in stormy circumstances.

And he takes the chance to pursue a special sporting curiosity, as he prepares to pilot a Citroen C3 in his dwelling nation. 

Andres behind the wheel

Villas Boas has a long-standing affinity with motorsports, particularly of their off-road selection. 

In 2018 the Portuguese supervisor made his debut within the famed Dakar Rally on the wheel of a Toyota Hilux, though that have ended on a low be aware. 

He was pressured to withdraw within the fourth stage in Peru after sustaining minor again accidents, telling BBC Sport: “Nothing [was] damaged, which was the principle fear.

“Sadly I can not proceed however it’s a part of the Dakar.”

Villas Boas went on to take part in a charity rally in the beginning of 2021, however this will probably be his first style of elite competitors. 

He’ll compete within the WRC3 class, the third tier of the championship for privateer vehicles.

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Jose Mourinho’s former assistant at Porto has skilled combined fortunes since taking up his first job as head coach with Academica at simply 32. 

He has lifted titles in each Portugal and Russia, with Porto and Zenit respectively, however struggled to impress throughout two stints within the Premier League with Chelsea and Tottenham. 

His most up-to-date job in France turned bitter in the beginning of the yr when he publicly supplied his resignation in a press convention attributable to a disagreement with the board over the signing of Olivier Ntcham. 

Marseille responded by sacking their coach, with ex-Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli coming in to switch him. 

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