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Tottenham Confirm Andre Villas-Boas As New Manager…As We Predicted In May

Portuguese is Redknapp’s successor.

So it’s official. One of football’s worst kept secrets was finally revealed today, with Spurs confirming on twitter that former Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas is their new manager. (Or rather ‘Head Coach’, which might suggest the north Londoners are ready to instate Tim Sherwood as technical director, which has also been widely mooted.)

We don’t enjoy gloating here at Caughtoffside (that’s a lie, we absolutely love it) but we were amongst the first to bring you the news that Villas-Boas was in line for the Spurs job – way back in May when Harry Redknapp was still in charge at White Hart Lane.

Redknapp was eventually sacked on 12 June but it has taken a while for the former Porto boss to be officially named as his successor.

After struggling to control senior players at Chelsea, he faces a big job at White Hart Lane, where chairman Daniel Levy regards a top four finish as a minimum requirement.

But the 34-year-old has pedigree, after claiming the Europa League and Primiera Liga double with Porto during a phenomenal unbeaten season.

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