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Andre Villas-Boas Considering Appointment of Ex-Chelsea Defender Ricardo Carvalho As Tottenham Assistant

Real Madrid star could join AVB.

Andre Villas-Boas is considering offering Real Madrid defender Ricardo Carvalho the job of assistant manager at White Hart Lane.

The former Chelsea boss arrived at Spurs yesterday without a number two after Joe Jordan, Clive Allen and Kevin Bond all left the club along with former boss Harry Redknapp.

The Portuguese’s two previous assistants Vitor Pereira and Roberto Di Matteo have gone on to succeed him at Porto and Chelsea respectively and in the absence of an obvious candidate, the 34-year-old is set to turn to his compatriot Carvalho.

The pair are the same age and know each other well after both working under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea. Carvalho is well respected in the game and knows the Premier League after spending six years at Stamford Bridge.

The centre-half remains a Real Madrid player however and Villas-Boas must first persuade Carvalho to hang up his boots for good or offer him a player-coach role in north London. The veteran made just 8 appearances last season for the Bernabeu club so is likely to consider any offer made by Villas-Boas.

Villas-Boas will also consider promoting Tim Sherwood from youth team coach to his assistant, although chairman Daniel Levy would prefer the former Blackburn Rovers star to assume the role of technical director, overseeing youth development and recruitment.

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