Andre Villas-Boas To Be Named Roma Coach In The Summer? Here's His Disastrous Chelsea Tenure (GALLERY)

The Huffington Post UK  |  By Posted: 2/05/2012 12:00 Updated: 2/05/2012 12:00

Reports in Portugal suggest former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas will replace Luis Enrique at Roma this summer.

Sacked by the Blues on 4 March after a 1-0 defeat to West Brom, Villas-Boas was never fully accepted by the infamous player-power dressing room at the Stamford Bridge club.

However he could find work in a new league as conjecture over Luis Enrique's future mounts.

The former Barcelona midfielder only signed a two-year contract with Roma in 2011, in the hope he would infuse the Giallorossi with a similar style of football to that of the Catalonia club.

Andre Villas Boas' Chelsea career in pictures:

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  • Soccer - Andre Villas-Boas File Photo

    File photo dated 29/06/2011 of Andre Villas-Boas.

  • Soccer - Andre Villas-Boas File Photo

    File photo dated 29/06/2011 of Andre Villas-Boas.

  • Soccer - Andre Villas-Boas File Photo

    File photo dated 14/09/2011 of Andre Villas-Boas.

  • Soccer - UEFA Champions League - Group E - Chelsea v Genk - Chelsea Training Session and Press Conference - Cobham Training Ground

    Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas during the press conference at Cobham Training Ground, London.

  • Soccer - FA Cup - Fifth Round - Chelsea v Birmingham City - Stamford Bridge

    Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas (left) chats with oncoming substitute Frank Lampard on the touchline

  • Soccer - FA Cup - Fifth Round - Chelsea v Birmingham City - Stamford Bridge

    Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas (left) with Frank Lampard (right) on the touchline

  • Soccer - FA Cup - Fifth Round - Chelsea v Birmingham City - Stamford Bridge

    Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas on the touchline

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea - The Hawthorns

    Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas (right) crouches in front of West Bromwich Albion manager Roy Hodgson on the touchline

  • FBL-ENG-PR-TOTTENHAM-CHELSEA

    Tottenham Hotspur's Portuguese manager Andre Villas-Boas (R) looks on as Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho (L) gestures from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at White Hart Lane in London on September 28, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ IAN KINGTON RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR LIVE SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS (Photo credit should read IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images)

  • FC Anji Makhachkala v Tottenham Hotspur FC - UEFA Europa League

    RAMENSKOYE, RUSSIA - OCTOBER 3: Andre Villas-Boas, coach of Tottenham Hotspur FC during the UEFA Europa League group stage match between FC Anji Makhachkala and Tottenham Hotspur FC held on October 3, 2013 at the Saturn Stadium, in Ramenskoye, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Fedorov/EuroFootball/Getty Images)

  • Tottenham Hotspur v Hull City - Premier League

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Manager Andre Villas Boas of Spurs shakes hands with Manager Steve Bruce of Hull City during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Hull City at White Hart Lane on October 27, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

  • Tottenham Hotspur FC v FC Sheriff - UEFA Europa League

    LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07: Manager Andre Villas Boas of Spurs (R) gestures during the UEFA Europa League Group K match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and FC Sheriff at White Hart Lane on November 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

  • Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Andre Villas-Boas the manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium on November 24, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

  • Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United - Premier League

    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Andre Villas-Boas manager of Tottenham Hotspur adjusts his coat during the Barclays Premier League Match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart Lane on December 1, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

  • Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Hugo Lloris the Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper is embraced by Andre Villas-Boas manager of Tottenham Hotspur following the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur at Craven Cottage on December 4, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

  • Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

    SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 07: Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas gestures from the touchline during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Tottenham Hotspur at Stadium of Light on December 07, 2013 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • FBL-ENG-PR-TOTTENHAM-LIVERPOOL

    Tottenham Hotspur's Portugese manager Andre Villas-Boas gestures during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at White Hart Lane in London, England, on December 15, 2013. Liverpool won 5-0. AFP PHOTO/IAN KINGTON - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR LIVE SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS. (Photo credit should read IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Stoke City v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

    STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas congratulates Gareth Bale following their team's 2-1 victory during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur at Britannia Stadium on May 12, 2013 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

  • Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

    SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 28: Manager Andre Villas Boas of Tottenham hugs Gareth Bale at the final whistle during the Barclay's Premier League match between Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary's Stadium on October 28, 2012 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

  • Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland - Premier League

    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Gareth Bale and Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas after the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland at White Hart Lane on May 19, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

But a series of poor results have seen expectant fans lose patience, and Enrique claimed earlier this week we was certain of what he wanted to do at the end of the campaign, fuelling speculation he will quit the club.

Director general, and former assistant of Fabio Capello in the England set up, Franco Baldini already spoke to Portuguese Villas-Boas last summer.

However Roma, unlike Roman Abramovich, could not afford to compensate Porto in order to bring the 34-year-old to the Italian capital.

But now the Europa League winner is a free agent, his cost-efficient availability would possibly appeal to i Lupi.

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