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Final adds to Villas-Boas' Mourinho comparisons

Final adds to Villas-Boas' Mourinho comparisons

FC Porto coach Andre Villas-Boas may brush off comparisons to Jose Mourinho but a Europa League final win against Braga will put the young Portuguese coach on a parallel track to that of his predecessor.
Porto goes into Wednesday's final at the Dublin Arena as the second Portuguese club to finish a league season unbeaten after Benfica's 1972-73 team. Villas-Boas now has a chance for a treble in his first season in charge with the Portuguese Cup final on Sunday.
Porto is on the brink of success not seen since Mourinho's reign, when the self-appointed "Special One" guided the team to the 2004 Champions League trophy to follow up on a treble-winning rookie season.
The 33-year-old Villas-Boas can become the youngest coach to win a UEFA club competition.


Updated : 2021-08-06 02:24 GMT+08:00