LONDON – Andre Villas-Boas has pledged to bring the Champions League trophy to Chelsea after insisting he sees "no reason" why the Blues can't win it.
Villas-Boas joined the Blues from Porto this summer, following in the footsteps of compatriot Jose Mourinho.
For all Mourinho's success during his time in West London, he was unable to deliver the ultimate prize in continental football for owner Roman Abramovich.
Avram Grant, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Guus Hiddink and Carlo Ancelotti have all tried and failed to land Europe's top trophy, and now 33-year-old Villas-Boas has been tasked with quenching Abramovich's thirst for glory.
And despite the clear pressure on his shoulders, the new Blues boss has set his sights on wrestling the crown away from current holders Barcelona.
Speaking from Malaysia on the club's pre-season tour, he said: "In the next years, for sure, the trophy will arrive in this club.
"Chelsea have been in a couple of semi-finals and also one final in recent times. I don't see why we can't go on to win it."
Villas-Boas will use their forthcoming matches to assess his squad before deciding which areas he needs to strengthen ahead of the new season.
He added: "We need to get the most information possible (during the tour). By the time we go to the market, we will know the kind of players we want. Hopefully we can do the deal that we want.
"I will use all 26 of my players in the tour and we will make a decision once the tour is over.
"There is plenty of talent in this squad. I believe the players can still find new things in them to exploit and I want to fulfil the potential of their talent."
The Blues boss was also asked if he would adopt a different system to get the best out of £50million striker Fernando Torres, who scored just once after arriving from Liverpool in January.
"I am not a striker," he said. "I am just trying to build on their confidence. This comes with the qualities they have. It is them who offer me ideas."