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Petr Cech backs Villas Boas to succeed at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has backed the newly appointed manager Andre Villas Boas to succeed at Stamford Bridge and build a dynasty to rival Sir Alex Ferguson’s at Manchester United. The Portugese will be Cech’s sixth manager in his seven years at the Bridge. But the goalkeeper expects Villas Boas to stay for some time to come.

Cech: "Villas Boas is here to stay"

“It is hard to explain why it is the way it is at Chelsea sometimes. But now we have a young manager who can hopefully stay for 25 years like Ferguson at Manchester United.

“It would be great to have that continuity here.”

The Czech international added that he does not expect Villas Boas’ age to be of any concern. Villas-Boas, 33, is the youngest manager in the Premier League and the same age as Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard.

“If you are 16 and have the qualities to play at the highest level then that’s fine. It’s the same for a young manager. Villas-Boas won the Europa League [in 2010/11] which showed how good he is.”

He added that the team is excited and looking forward to play under the new manager.

“Andre is a great choice. He is young and he has proved that he can manage a big club to success. He knows English football and he knows our club – that will be a massive help.

“We know him and he knows us from the time when he was here with Jose Mourinho. Andre did a fantastic job then with all his analysis of our opponents which I always found a big, big help. And I’m sure he will do a fantastic job again.

“We have experienced players with a lot of quality. I’m sure the players will adapt. Hopefully we’ll start well and we’ll be successful.”

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