Villas-Boas up for the (Scottish) Cup! Chelsea boss the star attraction at Hampden draw
Andre Villas-Boas has raised a few eyebrows with some of his decisions this season and the Chelsea boss sprung another surprise when he popped up at Hampden Park for the Scottish Cup fifth-round draw.
The Portuguese coach was with World Cup and Champions League-winning manager Marcello Lippi at Scotland's national stadium.
The pair travelled north to speak to Scottish FA's UEFA Pro License course candidates.
Quick on the draw: Andre Villas-Boas (left) and Marcello Lippi (right) at Hampden
SCOTTISH CUP FIFTH-ROUND DRAW
Hibernian v Dundee or Kilmarnock
Motherwell v Morton
St Mirren or Hamilton v Ross County
Inverness or Dunfermline v Celtic
Ayr v Falkirk
Rangers v Dundee Utd
Hearts v St Johnstone
Aberdeen v Queen of the South
Ties to be played on February 4-5
Villas-Boas studied for his UEFA Pro
Licenses in Scotland, so perhaps it is not surprising that he has been
asked to speak to students on the course.
But it will be small comfort to Chelsea fans who would rather their boss was busy working on problems a little closer to home.
To be fair to the 34-year-old Blues boss he did a great job of pulling out the balls and paired Rangers with Dundee United. Celtic were handed a trip to bogey team Inverness or Dunfermline.
Scot the lot: Villas-Boas and Lippi with the famous trophy and new jerseys
Jim Fleeting, SFA Director of Football Development, said: 'We are delighted to have two managers of the calibre of Marcello Lippi and Andre Villas-Boas at Hampden on Monday to speak to our UEFA Pro Licence course candidates.
'I am confident that our candidates will benefit greatly from the visit of two such knowledgeable and experienced coaches.
'I am sure that both will thoroughly enjoy taking part in the William Hill Scottish Cup fifth round draw during their visit to the National Stadium.'