The 35-year-old is not looking for a long career in football.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has ended any chances he could the new Sir Alex Ferguson or Arsene Wenger of the Premier League, by stating he will be done with management within the decade.
Whilst Wenger has been in charge at Arsenal since 1996 and Ferguson retired this season following 26 years at Manchester United, Villas-Boas does not see the same path for himself – instead he fancies himself as a racing driver.
“For me, there is a limit and, in the next five to 10 years, I will quit coaching,” the 35-year-old was quoted in the Mirror.
“To compete in the Dakar Rally is a lifetime ambition for me and is something I know I have to do.
“I do not know where my career will take me. What I do know is that it will not last too long.”
It is a big claim for such a young manager and could come as something of a disappointment to Spurs fans, as despite only having been in charge a year they have developed a great affection for AVB.
The Portuguese boss led the north London side to their highest ever Premier League points total with 72 last campaign – one point behind rivals Arsenal which kept Spurs agonisingly out of the Champions League places.
Villas-Boas also managed to get the very best out of star player Gareth Bale, switching the Welshman to a role behind the striker which saw the 23-year-old net 26 goals in all competitions in 2012/13.
AVB won the treble of Primeira Liga, Portuguese Cup and Europa League whilst in charge at FC Porto and also became the most expensive manager in history when he took charge at Chelsea in 2011 – but in 10 years time, football will no longer be graced by the Spurs boss.