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Chelsea wasn't a good experience, I've no fond memories: Andre Villas-Boas

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Andre Villas-Boas spoke to TOI exclusively about his roller-coaster journeyFar from flaunting that constant frown while manning the technical area at the Stamford Bridge or White Hart Lane, Andre Villas-Boas now wears a relaxed and happy smile.

The Portuguese coach, once considered the brightest young phenomenon, won the Europa League with FC Porto when just 33. He was patched and peeled at Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur; enjoyed a decent ride at Zenit St Petersburg.

His last tour stop was Olympique Marseille, where he had a raucous year and a half. Here on a three-day visit, where he has held football sessions with underprivileged kids and made a visit to the Taj Mahal, Villas-Boas talks about the game he loves.

Excerpts...You started taking coaching lessons when you were 19. Isn't it too early? What inspired you to choose this as a career?Yeah, my path was very strange, different from the normal.

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