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AVB is now the fourth-favourite to be the first manager to lose his job

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas is under increasing pressure after a 2-1 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen left their Champions League campaign on the brink of disaster.

The loss was Chelsea’s third in their last five games and means that they must now beat Valencia, or keep a clean sheet, in their final group game in order to progress to the knockout stages of the competition.

“It's in our hands to qualify. It's a game at home and we expect to do our job,” said the Portuguese.

“This is when players expect the manager to inspire them. That's my job, my task, to inspire these people and motivate these people to change our faith.”

Pressure has increased on Villas-Boas over the past few weeks as speculation regarding his future mounted. The former Porto manager is now the fourth-favourite to be the first Premier League manager to lose his job this season with most bookmakers. One bookmaker, Bodog, make him their 2/1 second-favourite.

Prior to Wednesday night’s defeat the 34-year-old remained confident that his job was safe.

“He [Abramovich] didn't pay €15million to get me out of Porto and another fortune to get me out of Chelsea,” he said.

“I have said we have set out to build something new at this club and the club is committed to what we are building for the future.”

Chelsea face Wolves at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League this weekend before a midweek Carling Cup quarter-final against Liverpool that is then followed by a trip to St James’ Park. The Blues are out to 16/1 to win the Premier League and 18/1 to win the Champions League.

Written By:- Jaymes Monte (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 24/11/2011 - 09:36 AM
Filed in:- Chelsea Betting News, Chelsea

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