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Andre Villas-Boas to drive in Dakar Rally

Urawa Red Diamonds v Shanghai SIPG FC - AFC Champions League Group F

SAITAMA, JAPAN - APRIL 11: Andre Villas Boas of Shanghai SIPG looks on prior to the AFC Champions League Group F match between Urawa Red Diamonds and Shanghai SIPG FC at Saitama Stadium on April 11, 2017 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Masashi Hara/Getty Images)

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PARIS (AP) Former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas will take part in the next edition of the Dakar Rally.

Race organizers say the Portuguese coach will be driving a Toyota Hilux. The race starts in Lima, Peru, on Jan. 6.

Villas-Boas, who also coached at Tottenham, Porto and Zenit St. Petersburg, will be teaming up with co-driver Ruben Faria.

Villas-Boas has been coaching Chinese club Shangai SIPG, replacing Sven-Goran Eriksson.