Andre Villas-Boas On Five-Man Short List To Be Next Barcelona Boss

Portuguese has been out of work since being sacked by Spurs in December. 

Former Tottenham Hotspur head coach Andre Villas-Boas is the surprise name on the FC Barcelona short list of possible managers to take over from under-pressure boss Tata Martino at Camp Nou at the end if the season, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.

SEE ALSO: Best Football Manager wonderkids

The Argentinian’s position at Barca is said to currently be in some doubt, despite the fine start to the season that the La Liga champions made under the one-time Paraguay and Newell’s Old Boys boss.

However, in recent weeks the La Liga giants have thrown away a huge eight-point lead over arch rivals Real Madrid at the top of the table, with now Carlo Ancelotti’s men leading the table in Spain.

And while Martino has also managed to guide the club into the Copa del Rey final and on the verge of a place in the last eight of the Uefa Champions League took, both the coach’s tactics and rotation policy have come under fire since the turn of the year.

As a result, Barca are said to have drawn up a five-man short list of possible candidates to replace Martino next season, with Villas-Boas being joined by the likes of Ernesto Valverde, Diego Simeone, Jurgen Klopp and Luis Enrique.