Villas-Boas to release Chelsea shackles
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New Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas says he will let his team play with more freedom in their quest for silverware.
The Portuguese coach learnt most of his trade under Jose Mourinho, a manager known for his cautious and defensive approach to football matches.
However, under Villas-Boas Porto were known for their free-flowing football, scoring 73 goals in 30 matches as they claimed the Portuguese title at a canter.
Having quashed talk of being a Mourinho clone the 33-year-old has now promised to let the players express themselves on the pitch, claiming he won't tell the team how to play their game.
"I'm no dictator," he said. "I encourage freedom of choice in football.
"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."
Having had cautious managers in the past Chelsea fans will be happy to hear Villas-Boas is going to let the team have a bit of leeway when the Premier League season starts.
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