Today, Tottenham Hotspur announced that Andre Villas-Boas was to take charge of the team, following Harry Redknapp's abrupt departure from the club. With opinion divided - The question is how will Tottenham perform under AVB.
Villas-Boas' first major job came in the shape of Porto in the Portuguese Premeira Liga. It is well documented that in his first season in charge, Porto went unbeaten the entire season - winning the title by 20 clear points. Also claiming the UEFA Europa League (becoming the youngest manager to win a European Trophy) and the Portuguese Super Cup - he completed a treble in his first season at the helm - which lead to Chelsea paying £13 million for his services.
Chelsea had seemingly secured another Mourinho, with the future looking bright for the young Portuguese manager.
Despite starting off relatively well, things quickly turned sour for Boas, with rumours of dressing room unrest filtering through various media outlets.
The likes of Lampard, Cole, Drogba, started playing less and less - forming rumours that AVB was trying to force the more senior players out of the squad. Reports claimed that the senior players had begun to question his methods - even questioning his tactics in front of Roman Abramovich.
The Russian chairman - himself a difficult man to please - even went as far as asking why several players were left out during an important Champions League tie with Napoli - which Chelsea lost.
The fans even started losing faith, beginning to question everything from subs to formations. Chelsea lost several important games - and after being 3 points of 4th, and seemingly going out of The Champions League Villas-Boas was given his marching orders.
Reports after he was sacked suggested that AVB was trying to much to soon by cutting vital members of the squad. Other reports suggested that the players simply did not like him: finding him unapproachable - and also disliking his methods.
But having being brought into usher in a new era at Chelsea, you could be forgiven for thinking AVB was unlucky. Something had prompted Chelsea to relentlessly pursue him whilst at Chelsea - and something must be convincing Tottenham Hotspur.
Since the departure of Harry Redknapp, there have been several names linked with the Tottenham Hotspur manager vacancy.
The likes of Laurent Blanc, Rafa Benitez, David Moyes, Roberto Martinez, Jurgen Klinsmann, all linked with the position alongside AVB. The fact that Tottenham were looking for a manager in the first place was a shock to some, but it quickly became clear that Spurs were looking down the 'younger' route.
Despite Boas' Chelsea experience it has recently become known that Spurs had wanted the Portuguese man all along. Opinion has quickly divided, with many questioning whether AVB is the way to go for Tottenham.
Having finished 4th twice and 5th once, Harry Redknapp had done the unthinkable, and made Spurs competitive again - perhaps at the expense of a Chelsea led by AVB until March.
But for all of the rumours and his experience at Chelsea, Andre Villas-Boas has everything it needs to become a top TOP manager. A man spotted by Sir Bobby Robson (RIP), and viewed as indispensable by Mourinho cannot surely be so bad, can he?
He is renowned for his perfectionist attitude - watching every little detail (not forgotten from his scouting days) he meticulously plans everything - getting every detail of opponents. He likes to play exciting, attacking football - but does like to be careful occasionally when winning games - Chelsea perhaps sitting back a little in several games whilst winning.
At Chelsea, for all of the rumours, the truth is there were several factors that went into his dismissal. The fact that he had to be under Roman Abramovich is a factor in its self. The Chairman is not afraid to speak his mind and give his opinion (something even Mourinho had to deal with). Lets us not forget that this is the man that has sacked the likes of Mourinho and Ancelotti (despite both being highly successful).
Chelsea are also one of England's biggest teams, and having only being used to success he was relatively inexperienced when it came to grinding out results. The Premier League is a different style to the Portuguese League and takes time for both players and managers to adapt too.
The British media also came into play - famously fierce and relentless in the pursuit of tabloid headlines - many managers have found it difficult to adjust to it. AVB appearing strained several times in press conferences and interviews. With such interest in English football it can be a culture shock to some - whether AVB can handle it is another matter.
Player power may have indeed been a factor too - but to be fair at every club players dislike not playing. With several egos in the dressing room too, you could argue that the players didn't try all that hard (look at what the same players did in The Champions League).
AVB may have indeed tried to much to soon. but as a prerequisite of the job was to try and blood youngsters into the team, you could argue he was only doing what he thought was right - perhaps he could of dealt with it better, gradually phasing the likes of Lampard out over time. AVB during his first stint at Chelsea under Mourinho was the scout, and it may just simply have been that the players just did not respect him enough.
Whatever the reason, Andre Villa-Boas is a highly intelligent manager still working his way through the beginnings of his career. He has experienced the highs and the lows, and it is now what he does that he will determine his and Tottenham Hotspur's future.
At Tottenham it can be argued that he has everything he needs already in place. A highly ambitious and supremely talented squad - littered with young players all still to reach their peak (as is the new manager). In Daniel Levy he has a strong Chairman, a shrewd negotiator, he does have his own plans for Spurs - but with Levy you can at least guarantee that AVB will get longer than a few months (unless he does a Ramos) - and will dip into the market when needed.
It is a gamble for Spurs, that is a fact - but given time Andre Villas-Boas has everything need to be a success. At 35 years old he is just on the beginning of a long and hopefully successful career. For all of the doubters there are also alot of people congratulating Tottenham on a good appointment - despite Chelsea he was still wanted by the likes of Liverpool and Inter Milan, so his reputation cannot be that tarnished. With a team to match his ambitions he could be a match made in heaven - but one things is for sure he should not be judged so early.
Time will tell, but Reid Review thinks this might actually turn out good for both club and manager.