Andre Villas-Boas to Be Appointed Tottenham Manager This Week

Former Chelsea man the only candidate.

Tottenham Hotspur are set to appoint Andre Villas-Boas as Harry Redknapp’s successor this week.

The former Chelsea boss will sign a four-year deal after emerging as the only candidate for the job, reports Sky Sports.

Speculation had linked ex-France boss Laurent Blanc with the role after the French Football Federation did not renew his contract last week.

But, as reported by caughtoffside as early as May, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has long-admired Villas-Boas, who led Porto to Europa League success and an unbeaten Primiera Liga title in his native Portugal.

The 34-year-old caught Levy’s attention when at Porto and was recommend to the Spurs supremo by Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho, for whom Villas-Boas worked at both Chelsea and Inter Milan.

Villas-Boas was sacked by Chelsea in March, just eight months into a four-year deal, with the club outside the top four and rumours of a dressing-room unrest led by senior players. The west London club went on to win the Champions League and FA Cup under interim manager Roberto Di Matteo.

Spurs now look set to give Villas-Boas the chance to rebuild his damaged reputation and are reportedly ready to hand him an impressive war chest.

Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson is reportedly set to sign, along with Ajax centre-half Jan Vertonghen, while Portugal’s Joao Moutinho has also been linked.

Villas-Boas is unlikely to be able to hold on to want-away midfielder Luka Modric however, with the Croatian eyeing a move to Real Madrid.

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