Mourinho assistant to manage Academica

ROME - Andre Villas Boas has left Jose Mourinho's backroom staff at Inter Milan to take over as coach of struggling Portuguese top-flight club Academica de Coimbra.

"After consensually terminating his contract with Inter, Andre signed a two-year deal with Portuguese club Coimbra," the Serie A champions said on their website.

Villas Boas, who was also among Mourinho's assistants at Chelsea and Porto, takes charge of a side who are propping up the standings with three points from seven games.