The former Chelsea manager is racing along his co-pilot Rúben Faria, who finished in second place in the 2013 edition.

Villas-Boas is entering the Dakar for the first time after leaving Shanghai SIPG, which he took to second place in the Chinese league.

The 40th edition of the of-road Dakar rally kicked-off on Saturday from Lima and finishes on the 20th of January in Cordoba, Argentina.