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Andre Villas-Boas To Take Break From Management

Young coach was recently fired by Spurs. 

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Former Tottenham Hotspur head coach Andre Villas-Boas says that he will now take a break from management before returning to coaching, according to reports in the Guardian.

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The Portuguese was given his marching orders by the north London club last month after Tottenham had been thrashed 5-0 by rivals Liverpool in the Premier League at White Hart Lane.

Villas-Boas had been forced to sell star player Gareth Bale to La Liga giants Real Madrid last summer for a world-record transfer fee of 100m euros, with the young coach then lavishing the majority of that fee on a number of big-name players.

However, after a run of poor results that culminated in the heavy loss to the Reds, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy decided to sack Villas-Boas.

And now the 36-year-old says that he will not return to management unless the next role is an ideal fit for him.

“I have decided to take a break. I want to learn a bit and refresh my batteries, but I can’t imagine a life without football,” Villas-Boas told Abendzeitung Munich during a visit to Bayern Munich’s winter training camp in Qatar.

“I have learnt that it [next job] has to fit 100%, and the club has to value the coach.”