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Ex-Chelsea, Tottenham chief rules out Premier League return, despite being tipped for Man United job

Zenit St. Petersburg coach Andre Villas-Boas will leave Russia at the end of the year, but has ruled out the possibility of returning to the Premier League.

AVB endured a mixed stint in English football with first Chelsea and then Tottenham Hotspur.

While he lasted less than a year at Stamford Bridge, the Blues would go on to win the Champions League shortly after his departure, and various signings he made proved to be big hits in west London.

Similarly, during his time with Tottenham, he took Spurs to the brink of Champions League qualification and got the best out of Gareth Bale.

However, poor reinvestment of the money received for the Welsh superstar’s move to Real Madrid, and one-dimensional offensive tactics ultimately cost him the chance of success at White Hart Lane.

AVB has been linked with a return to the EPL in recent weeks, notably as a potential replacement for Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford.

However, speaking after Zenit’s defeat to Benfica in the Champions League on Tuesday evening, the Portuguese coach has insisted that he will not be planning to return to England…at least not for the time being.

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“I think my time has been done there,” AVB told BT Sport [as per Goal]. “It didn’t go as well as I had expected, apart from the first year at Tottenham, so I will look forward to trying other leagues.

“I don’t know where I’ll go, hopefully something good.”

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