Andre Villas Boas

Mega ban: Ex-Chelsea & Spurs boss AVB punished for ‘bribing ref’ gesture

Chelsea, Spurs & Andre Villas-Boas

A crazy story broke on Saturday in China involving former Chelsea and Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas.

Villas-Boas made a name for himself in English football when he became Chelsea’s manager in 2011.

The Portuguese manager failed to win a trophy with Chelsea, and he lasted a year in the hot seat before he was replaced by Roberto Di Matteo.

AVB then took over the reigns at Tottenham. One again Villas-Boas struggled to impress at White Hart Lane as he lasted a little over a year at Spurs.

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Bad news for AVB

Now 40, Andre Villas-Boas is the manager of Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG.

He’s been in the position since 2016, although fans will begin to wonder for how much longer he’ll stay in China.

A few weeks ago, the former Chelsea and Spurs boss made headlines worldwide for a crazy accusation.

ABV claimed that saboteurs staged car crashes in front of Shanghai SIPG team bus before an Asian Champions League quarter-final.

It was claimed that Guangzhou Evergrande were behind the apparently staged car crashes.

On Saturday, AVB’s problems have worsened as he’s been slapped with an eight game ban in China.

Villas-Boas has been punished for suggesting an official took a bribe.

That happened after his Shanghai SIPG side were denied a penalty in Chinese Super League clash with Beijing Guoan.

Villas-Boas was spotted rubbing his fingers together simulating counting money. It was clear what he was suggesting – the ref took a bribe.

The CSL have since punished AVB, and they released the following statement:

Shanghai SIPG head coach Villas-Boas has verbally abused the match official and aimed offensive gesture at him.

His conduct has severely influenced society in a negative fashion.

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