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Andre Villas-Boas hospitalised in Peru

Former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas is taken to hospital in Peru after being injured during the Dakar Rally.

Former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has been taken to hospital in Peru after suffering an injury during the Dakar Rally.

The 40-year-old quit Chinese side Shanghai SIPG last November, announcing his intention to compete in the 2018 edition of the motorsport event.

Villas-Boas had been making steady progress in the competition until he suffered a back injury during the fourth stage on Tuesday when his Toyota Hilux hit a sand dune.

"Andre was taken to the hospital with a back injury," Overdrive team director Jean-Marc Fortin told reporters. "It was unfortunate for Andre, who was making a very positive debut in the Dakar."

During his time at Spurs, Villas-Boas guided the club to a then-record 72 points in the Premier League before he was relieved of his duties in December 2013.

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