I guess as a Porto fan I should feel gutted, upset, angry and every other word like that with AVB leaving Porto after saying he’d be staying last month, but I’m not. What he’s managed to do with Porto in one season is brilliant and has been able to get the best out of our team. He came in, won 4 trophies, have them two massive wins at the Luz and just generally gave us fans a year to remember. The energy of the guy is great, the emotion he brings to each game is equally as great and all round he has been a great manager, even if it’s only been one season. Obviously it would have been nice to see how he could have done in the CL with Porto and if he could have repeated what JM achieved but I’ve been supporting Porto for long enough now to be able to accept the big guys leave when an offer from abroad comes in and you can’t blame them for leaving and wanting to try at a higher level. And just like how I like to see Jose do well whichever team he manages, the same with apply to AVB and best of luck to him! I know some Porto fans want him to go rot in hell and become nothing big now, but what ar..seholes!
Anyway, we get a nice hefty bundle of cash for it, and now with AVB gone, Jorge Mendes (Falcao’s agent) has said that the player has told him he wants to leave, and Jorge Mendes is a guy who will get nothing but the absolute most money that can possibly be done in a deal. Already Moutinho has been linked to Chelsea. and we’d probably take 25-30m for Joao, as 25% of it will go to Sporting so we’ll be trying to get the upper end of 30m for him... it’ll be a summer of making money and now with AVB gone I now expect the big guys to follow.
It's been confirmed that Vitor Pereria will be our new manager, i'm quite happy with that as the only other guy i'd like to see manage us would have been Domingos, but that would have been very unlikely with just joining Sporting, so Vitor will be best. If there’s anyone who knows how this team works after AVB it’ll be him..and with already having a bond with the players, hopefully he can persuade them to stay!
Yep Juventus have been very confident about getting him for a few days proclaiming it would be a "big jump in quality" when he joins. Juve have something like £100m to spend this year. With Milan continuing under the tutelage of the fantastic Allegri, Inter - managerless for now but still packed full of champions, Juve spending big, and Roma with an exciting young coach and an owner willing to spend, Serie A looks hot again! Give it two seasons...
Worth mentioning Napoli and Udinese too, who have played some of the most attractive football in Europe.
Oh and Mihajlovic has come out and declared his future is with la viola. The only reason he has been linked so strongly is because he has come out in past years and said it is his personal ambition to coach Inter during his career. He said that last year after Mourinho left. For now I think he stays in Florence.