A new report has emerged saying that Fernando Torres had a bust up with former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas just a few hours before the Portuguese was sacked from his position by owner Roman Abramovich.

Roman Abramovich was conducting an inquest into the future of the Portuguese manager after the team suffered yet another poor result on Saturday. Chelsea lost 1-0 at the hands of West Brom, but even more than the defeat, it was said that Roman Abramovich was extremely concerned about the lack of spirit within the team. Fernando Torres has not been part of the Chelsea first-team for quite a while under Andre Villas-Boas.

There has been speculation that the former Chelsea manager has been trying to alienate some of the high earning and experienced members within the squad. In order to back these claims, Andre Villas-Boas has been not having a good relationship with players like Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole, and Fernando Torres.

In the end, Andre Villas-Boas was sacked by Roman Abramovich, who has put assistant manager Roberto di Matteo incharge of the first team till the end of the season.

“We have been through the Torres situation before with Shevchenko and Kezman. We continue to work on his motivation, his specific movements on the field and his trust. There is only one atmosphere which will make him regain his trust, and that is a competitive atmosphere,” Andre Villas-Boas said a few weeks back regarding Fernando Torres while he was the Chelsea manager.

This statement a given on a Portuguese radio was thought to have infuriated Fernando Torres so much so that the Spaniard had a bust up with the Portuguese just hours before he was sacked. According to the best football odds online, Barcelona manager Pep guardiola and Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho are favourites to take on the role in the summer.