AVB withdraws from Dakar Rally

first_imgPremier League Former Chelsea boss Villas-Boas withdraws from Dakar Rally after being hospitalised Sacha Pisani 09:40 1/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Andre Villas Boas Getty Images Premier League The former Chelsea boss was hospitalised on Tuesday due to back pain sustained in an accident when the Overdrive Toyota driver hit a dune in Peru Andre Villas-Boas’ Dakar Rally debut ended in the fourth stage after the former Chelsea and Tottenham manager was taken to hospital following a crash.Villas-Boas was hospitalised on Tuesday due to back pain sustained in an accident when the Overdrive Toyota driver hit a dune during the San Juan de Marcona stage in Peru, according to reports. “Andre was taken to the hospital with a back injury. It was unfortunate for Andre, who was making a very positive debut in the Dakar,” Overdrive team director Jean-Marc Fortin was quoted as saying. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Villas Boas surprisingly turned his attention from football to motorsport and the Dakar Rally following his departure from Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG.The 40-year-old Portuguese head coach led SIPG to second in the CSL last season and the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League in his first year in charge, before being replaced by countryman Vitor Pereira.The Dakar Rally is an annual off-road endurance race event. Villas-Boas was one of two auto drivers to withdraw from stage four, alongside Peruvian Weber Diego.  Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img