"Additionally you do have to question whether players such as Drogba and Lampard, who are both 33 themselves, will show the same level of respect to him as they would to an older more experienced man."
They already know Villas-Boas as he was part of Mourinho's team while he was there. It isn't like a stranger stepping into the role; they know each other already.
Risk? What risk? Too young to command respect? Bulls, if age is a determining factor, Hodgson should be their manager! I think VB signing is excellent, but then Chelsea has the tendency to press the self-destruct button by appointing Hiddick as Director of Football, two strong characters mixed in a pot, stupid Russian!