It's seems that with the appointment of Andres Villas-Boas at Chelsea and the continued press and media coverage that follows there s...

It's seems that with the appointment of Andres Villas-Boas at Chelsea and the continued press and media coverage that follows there seems to be two important points that have pretty much gone un-noticed as far as I am concerned. A battle that looks like being won already by AVB that formed part and parcel of his negotiations with Chelsea.

Firstly he is called "Manager" of this football club and not just the "First Team Coach" as Carlo Ancelotti had been previously. You have to look at the official title of the role and straight away would see the where both are similar but ultimately different.

You could argue that a First Team Coach is purely employed to coach the players that the club put in front of him and to just get on with it. This is something that alot of people thought about the signings of Fernando Torres and looking back to Jose Mourinho's time at the club towards the latter stages with the signings of Shevchenko and Ballack.

The first team coach probably has "an input" into the kinds of players that would benefit the club and whether or not the board decide to act upon that recommendation is another thing. With Ancelotti, they backed him with Ramires and then David Luiz but whether they were recommendations from the Italian, we will never know.

The second important point I want to raise ties in with all this and that's AVB's title now as "Manager". There are reports that part of the negotiations with the club was that AVB wanted full involvement in transfers at Chelsea and seems to have his own way.

Again, this is something alot of Chelsea fans have been asking for and have been critical of Abramovich in recent times. People have felt as though the Manager should be able to do just that and manage all areas of the playing side of the football club including transfers and Roman needed to take a step backwards and allow him to do so.

Of course I am just blogging about what I make of the deal that brought AVB to the club but you would imagine in the negotiations he would have championed the cause for this and pretty much said to Abramovich and Gourlay "Your prepared to pay £13.3m for my services so the least you could do is let me do things my way and I want control of who comes in and who goes".

If this is indeed the case at Chelsea now under his management, then he has pulled off a master-stroke before he stepped foot inside Stamford Bridge for the first time yesterday.


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