Last Updated: Sun, 30 Jun 2013 15:40
Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has revealed his desire to take up a career as a rally driver once he has finished with football.
Villas-Boas plans to coach at the top level for a maximum of another ten years, before swapping the dugout for the cockpit in a move indicative of a man who has achieved so much in a relatively short space of time.
The 35-year-old has no interest in matching the longevity of the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson, who recently retired from his role at Manchester United after dedicating much of his adult life to the game as both a player and as a manager.
Villas-Boas' career to date is proof of his need to get things done quickly, before moving on to a new challenge, so with that in mind, a potential switch to another sport isn't so unexpected, as he targets a place in the iconic Dakar Rally.
He outlined his hopes for a brief and success spell as a top-flight manager shortly after being appointed as Chelsea boss in June 2011, even if his stint at Stamford Bridge was a little shorter than even he had wanted.
The Portuguese coach, who has since rebuilt his reputation at White Hart Lane after previous success with Academica and Porto, was actually 21 when he first landed a managerial post with British Virgin Islands and he admits this type of work is all consuming.
Villas-Boas said: "For me, there is a limit and in the next five to 10 years, I will quit coaching.
"My passion for football makes me live it very intensively over 11 months and dedicate myself to that, but I think life allows you to enjoy other things.
"To compete in the Dakar Rally is a lifetime ambition for me and is something I know I have to do.
"It went from a passion to an obligation, a destination of life, but I can only do it when I leave football. I will do it."
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