Former Chelsea boss Villas-Boas in talks with Sao Paulo

Last Updated: Saturday, June 9, 2012 - 14:41

Rio de Janeiro: Former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas is reportedly in talks with Sao Paulo about a move to the Brazilian club.

The 34-year-old Portuguese met Sao Paulo president Juvenal Juvencio during a visit to Brazil`s biggest city last month and said he would consider a deal at the end of the year.

It is understood Villas-Boas` preference is to take up a coaching position in Europe but in the event no offer is forthcoming he could accept the Brazilian offer.

Villas-Boas revealed in Sao Paulo that one of his career ambitions was to coach in South America.

"The only thing that I have as an ambition in my career is to work in diverse leagues," Villas-Boas said.

"Argentina and Brazil are different places and are not the normal destinations for a European coach. They provide a stimulating challenge that I hope to take on at some stage.

"When that might happen, I don`t know. But it would be a great pleasure to one day coach in those leagues."

Villas-Boas was sacked by Chelsea in March after just nine months in charge at the English Premier League club.

In 2010 he became the youngest manager ever to win a European competition by leading Porto to the UEFA Europa League title in addition to Portugal`s Primeira Liga and Copa Portuguesa.

Sao Paulo, currently coached by Emerson Leao, has just three points from its first three matches in Brazil`s Serie A championship.

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First Published: Saturday, June 9, 2012 - 14:41

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