Andre Villas-Boas has branded Chelsea’s sacking of Jose Mourinho earlier this season as “quite incredible”.
Mourinho was removed as Chelsea boss in December just seven months after winning the Premier League title at Stamford Bridge, with the Blues immersed in a relegation battle.
Villas-Boas was appointed Chelsea manager himself in summer 2011, but was also sacked nine months later.
The Portuguese has reacted with shock at the sacking of Mourinho, but believes it is indicative of how owner Roman Abramovich operates.
Speaking to beIN Sports, Villas-Boas said: “The only thing that has been quite incredible to see is that it was applied to everybody. It was applied for their dearest coach and their most successful coach.
“So in the end, we have seen nothing different. Roman has sacked basically every coach he had and is no different – it happened even to the best.
“The same criteria he applied to me, to Rafa Benitez and for all the other coaches, he has applied to Jose as well. And it’s [now] a new chapter.”