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Villas-Boas named Spurs boss

2012-07-03 15:12

London - Former Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas was confirmed as the new manager of Tottenham on Tuesday following the shock departure of Harry Redknapp last month.

"The club is delighted to announce Andre Villas-Boas as head coach," Spurs confirmed on their official Twitter feed following days of speculation concerning the Portuguese coach.

The appointment marks a dramatic return to the English Premier League for Villas-Boas, who was fired as manager of Chelsea in March just eight months into a three-year contract.

Villas-Boas' ill-fated reign at Stamford Bridge ended in dismissal after months of unrest behind the scenes, with rumours of player mutinies and a breakdown in relations with the manager.

However the 34-year-old - who arrived at Chelsea after a stellar quadruple-winning season with Porto - has successfully convinced Spurs chairman Daniel Levy that he is the best man to build on Redknapp's legacy.

Villas-Boas's priority will be aiming to restore Tottenham to the Champions League after their agonising near-miss last season.

Despite finishing fourth, Spurs were bumped out of the Champions League after Chelsea recovered from the dismissal of Villas-Boas to win the title in Munich.

Reuters

Comments
  • Bonjo - 2012-07-03 15:25

    Wow from Harry Redknapp to AVB? Did they not learn from Chelsea's mistakes?

  • Vickela Mumby - 2012-07-03 16:13

    Recycling!

  • Skwertno1 - 2012-07-03 16:39

    Will always support Spurs, but I hope this dude, can do more than he did the other side of London, coz we may have been pipped this season, but Harry was always going to be a hard act to follow

  • SwampAfc - 2012-07-04 09:44

    Going down,Going down,going down!

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