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Football: Villas-Boas aims to be Andre the Great in St Petersburg

Former Porto, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas on Thursday set high ambitions on his first day of work as manager of Zenit St Petersburg, saying he wanted to build up the team just as Peter the Great had constructed the Russian city. Zenit have brought in Villas-Boas, 36, as manager in the hope he can take the side to European glory after sacking his predecessor Luciano Spalletti for failing to win more big silverware.

Football: Villas-Boas aims to be Andre the Great in St Petersburg

Former Porto, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas on Thursday set high ambitions on his first day of work as manager of Zenit St Petersburg, saying he wanted to build up the team just as Peter the Great had constructed the Russian city. Zenit have brought in Villas-Boas, 36, as manager in the hope he can take the side to European glory after sacking his predecessor Luciano Spalletti for failing to win more big silverware.

Football: Chelsea title hunt excites Lampard

Frank Lampard is glad to see Chelsea back at the top of the Premier League ahead of their crunch London derby against title rivals Arsenal on Saturday. Chelsea have fallen short in recent seasons but Jose Mourinho's return to Stamford Bridge has injected new life into the team. "It's great to be in this position," Lampard said of Chelsea's current top spot. Back in 2005, Mourinho guided the London club to their first championship in 50 years and they defended the title the following season.

Football: FA charge Mourinho with improper conduct

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was charged with improper conduct by the Football Association on Wednesday after being sent to the stands during the Premier League leaders' shock defeat by Aston Villa last weekend. Portuguese boss Mourinho was dismissed by referee Chris Foy after going on to the pitch at Villa Park on Saturday following a red card to Chelsea midfielder Ramires.

Football: FA charge Mourinho with improper conduct

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was charged with improper conduct by the Football Association on Wednesday after being sent to the stands during his title-chasers' shock Premier League defeat by Aston Villa last weekend. Portuguese boss Mourinho was dismissed by referee Chris Foy after going on to the pitch at Villa Park on Saturday following the red card shown to Chelsea midfielder Ramires.

Football: Chelsea ready to face big guns, says Mourinho

Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea have no fears about facing one of Europe's super-powers in the Champions League after his side strolled into the quarter-finals with a 2-0 win over Galatasaray. Mourinho's team barely had to break sweat to see off lacklustre Galatasaray in the last 16 second leg at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday as first half goals from Samuel Eto'o and Gary Cahill sealed a 3-1 aggregate victory.

Football: Chelsea ready to face big guns, says Mourinho

Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea have no fears about facing one of Europe's super-powers in the Champions League after his side strolled into the quarter-finals with a 2-0 win over Galatasaray. Mourinho's team barely had to break sweat to see off lacklustre Galatasaray in the last 16 second leg at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday as first half goals from Samuel Eto'o and Gary Cahill sealed a 3-1 aggregate victory.

Football/Cycling: Hoy cops for Foy Chelsea abuse

Olympic champion cyclist Chris Hoy found himself yet again on the receiving end of Twitter abuse directed at football referee Chris Foy as angry Chelsea fans vented their frustration on social media. The Premier League leaders 1-0 defeat away to Aston Villa on Saturday saw Foy send off Blues duo Wilian and Ramires, as well as send Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho to the stands. BBC presenter Dan Walker wrote on Twitter on Saturday: "Poor old àchrishoy could be in for it tonight £FoynotHoy."

Football: Mourinho in combative mood ahead of Euro showdown

Jose Mourinho was in tetchy mood ahead of Chelsea's Champions League showdown against Galatasaray as he reacted angrily to questions about his side's implosion at Aston Villa and aimed another jibe at Roberto Mancini. Mourinho had made clear his frustration with referee Chris Foy after being sent off along with Chelsea midfielders Willian and Ramires during a tempestuous 1-0 loss against Villa on Saturday.

Football: Mourinho in combative mood ahead of Euro showdown

Jose Mourinho was in tetchy mood ahead of Chelsea's Champions League showdown against Galatasaray as he reacted angrily to questions about his side's implosion at Aston Villa and aimed another jibe at Roberto Mancini. Mourinho had made clear his frustration with referee Chris Foy after being sent off along with Chelsea midfielders Willian and Ramires during a tempestuous 1-0 loss against Villa on Saturday.
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