Former Stamford Bridge manager lined up to take over from Harry Redknapp at White Hart Lane.
AVB’s back: Ex-Chelsea boss poised to land Spurs job after turning down Sao Paulo
Andre Villas-Boas is set to be unveiled as Tottenham’s new manager by the beginning of next week after turning down an offer from Brazilian club Sao Paulo.
The Portuguese is growing increasingly confident he has seen off the challenge of France boss Laurent Blanc to land the job.
And Sportsmail understands the club are finalising a three-year deal for the 34-year-old, who could be revealed as Harry Redknapp’s successor on July 1.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
This story appears to have run and run. Portuguese sources had quoted Andre Villas-Boas as stating that talk of his imminent arrival as White Hart Lane boss was based on ‘lies’ but perhaps he was only referring to the time frame as it appears that the former Chelsea man may after all be lined up to take over from Harry Redknapp.
The 1st of July is happily the first day of the summer transfer window and seems an opportune time for Daniel Levy to have a new man in place ahead of pre-season. Whether or not that incoming manager has the same Tottenham squad that Harry Redknapp had before he was axed is another matter as a number of prospective parties are said to be keen on the North London club’s top performers.
Villas-Boas lasted barely nine months at Stamford Bridge before he was fairly harshly sacked, a decision that has perhaps been partially ignored and taken over by events given that then ‘interim manager’ Roberto Di Matteo guided the Blues to an FA Cup and Champions League double triumph.