AVB confirmed as a new Spurs manager
Andre Villas-Boas has been appointed as the new Tottenham Hotspurs head coach. The club has made it official on Tuesday, After 8 miserable months in west london villas-boas has been appointed as the manager for 3 years deal.
Andre Villas-Boas was sacked by Chelsea on March 4 ,2012. The former Chelsea Boss was outstanding candidate during a 3 week long process that started after Sacking of Harry Rednapp in june. Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy was impressed by Villas Boas during a series of talks while the former French coach Laurent Blanc was also one of the higlighted on manager list. Along side with Villas Boas Jose Mario Rocha also joined Spurs as fitness coach and Daniel Sousa as opposition scout, while Villas-Boas is also looking to appoint a new assistant manager.
Villas boas was hugely successful in his single season at Porto in 2010-11, where he won four trophies but had unsuccessful spell at Chelsea.Villas-Boas will meet the players for the start of pre-season training next week before the squad embarks on a pre-season tour of the United States ahead of their Premier League opener against Newcastle on August 18.
AVB said ” Tottenham Hotspur is a great club with a strong tradition and fantastic support, both at home and throughout the world. I feel privileged to be its coach For me, this is one of the most exciting coaching positions in the Premier League. I have had several discussions with the chairman and the board and I share their vision for the future progress of the club. ‘This is a squad any coach would love to work with and together I believe we can bring success in the seasons ahead.”
Boas will now embark on bringing new players to the club, with £8million Gylfi Sigurdsson expected to choose Spurs above Liverpool. Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen is a long-term target, while Villas-Boas is also keen on Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge and Brazilian midfielder Oscar. The biggest question of all for Spurs, though, is whether they can hang on to Luka Modric, who appears set to hand in a transfer request. Levy values the midfielder at £50 million, and will sell, but only to an overseas club. Real Madrid have cooled their interest and the only recent inquiry Spurs have received is from Chelsea, who failed with three bids last summer, including one of £40 million.