REPORTS: Roman Abramovich contemplating bringing AVB back to Stamford Bridge 6 years ago

REPORTS: Roman Abramovich contemplating bringing AVB back to Stamford Bridge

Roman Abramovich's time at Chelsea has shown he isn't always the most patient with a manager when the club goes through a bad patch.

As a result there's been plenty of speculation surrounding Jose Mourinho's future at Stamford Bridge, especially following last weekend's defeat at West Ham and the midweek League Cup exit at Stoke.

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Several names have been put forward as potential replacements for Mourinho, but it appears that Abramovich is running out of options.

Following reports that Carlo Ancelotti would be considered for a second stint at the club, another of the Blues' former managers also appears to be one of the candidates.

Spanish publication Fichajes reports that Andre Villas-Boas has made it onto Abramovich's shortlist.

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This comes after Chelsea were understood to have shelled out £13.2m in compensation to release Villas-Boas from his Porto contract in 2011, the highest fee of its kind. He lasted less than a year before he was sacked.

Currently in charge at Zenit St Petersburg, Villas-Boas will leave Russia at the end of the season after rejecting the club's offer of a contract extension.