Born 24 10 1966
Lost mothers at 18 months,father
Business:trading oil products
out of Russia.
in oil giant Sibneft,Aeroflot,tv
Owns a ice hockey team ,has a
of the Durma (Russia Parliament).
from Ken Bates (clears Chelsea
Bates bought Chelsea and their big
debts for just £1 in April
1982. Bates, who owned at least
29% of Chelsea Village moved away
from being dependent on the
football club as the main source
of income and started investing
in properties. He is staying as
chairman as part of the deal with
Abramovich. Chelsea Village had
debts of almost £100m, it
includes 2 hotels, 8 restaurants,
a travel company and a night club
1987: Qualified with a UEFA coaching
1990-: Worked as a fitness trainer
at various clubs
1992: Worked with Bobby Robson
as a translator at Sporting Lisbon
later becoming his assistant coach.
1994-1996: Moved to Porto with
Robson as second assistant and
later first assistant winning
two league titles,one Portuguese
Cup and Super Cup.
1996: Again with Robson joined
Barcelona winning the Super Cup
,the King's Cup,and the European
Cup Winners' Cup .
1997-2000: Worked under Louis
van Gaal at Barcelona as a scout,won
two league titles and other trophies.
2000: First manager role at Benfica,disagreament
with the club president Joao Vale
caused him to quit.
2001: In charge at Uniao Leiria
lifting the team into the top
five of the Portuguese league.
2002: In January with Leiria in
third place, moved to Porto, regaining
ground and taking the team up
to third position in the Portuguese
2003: Won the UEFA Cup, the Portuguese
Cup and League in his first full
season in charge of Porto.
2004: Won Portuguese Super Cup
and retained second succesive
League title but lost in the Portuguese
cup , later won the Champion League.
On the 2nd of June joined Chelsea
as our Manager.