AVB won’t pick Fergie fight

The Blues boss is aware that the Red Devils coach is renowned for

his ability to get under the skin of his rivals. Numerous Premier

League bosses have been enticed in by his antics and have

ultimately paid the price with below-par performances on the field.

Villas-Boas insists there is no chance of him treading a similar

path, with it not in his nature to become embroiled in a war of

words. The Portuguese tactician told the Daily Star Sunday: “I have

the utmost respect for Sir Alex. I’m not a confrontational guy.”

Rather than become obsessed with one club and one manager,

Villas-Boas claims there are wider issues that need to be addressed

at Stamford Bridge. He added: “It’s not just a question of me

taking on Sir Alex or the other Premier League managers. “It’s a

question of a top club like Chelsea challenging for the title

again. “Last year, we ended on a very good run to threaten for the

title in the last couple of games. I want us to be up there at the