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Andre Villas-Boas Wants To Bring In Real Madrid’s Ricardo Carvalho As Tottenham Coach

AVB hopes ageing defender will opt to retire now and join him in Spurs coaching set-up.

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is hoping compatriot Ricardo Carvalho, 34, will retire from Real Madrid now and become a coach at Spurs.

The Portugese defender joined Real Madrid from Chelsea in 2010, in so doing reuniting with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and he played regularly in his first two seasons for the Spanish giants.

Yet his career is now nearing its end and Mourinho has publicly stated the defender will struggle for first-team games at the Bernabeu this season, having fallen behind the likes of Pepe and Sergio Ramos.

Tottenham, along with fellow Premier League side QPR, were heavily linked with a move for the centre-back in the closing weeks of the summer transfer window, but Carvalho rejected the advances of the London clubs and opted to remain in the Spanish capital where his family are settled, according to Metro.

However, Villas-Boas remains confident that he will be able to persuade his compatriot that now is the time to hang-up his boots and focus on a coaching role, with the Spurs boss well aware of Carvalho’s credentials in that department having worked with him at Porto.

Madrid will be happy to cut his large salary from their wage bill and would not block the move, but it remains to be seen whether Carvalho will take up the offer.

Carvalho has 75 caps for Portugal.


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