Villas-Boas confirmed as Spurs boss
Tottenham have appointed Andre Villas-Boas as head coach
Andre-Villas Boas has been confirmed as Tottenham's new head coach.
The 34-year-old's appointment marks his return to the Barclays Premier League just four months after his departure from Chelsea, where he was sacked eight months into a three-year contract. Villas-Boas will be hoping to rebuild his reputation at Spurs after succeeding Harry Redknapp, who left the post last month after four years at the helm.
A post on the club's official Twitter account read: "The club is delighted to announce Andre Villas-Boas as head coach."
Villas-Boas has penned a three-year deal at White Hart Lane and brings with him two members of his coaching staff in the form of first-team fitness coach Jose Mario Rocha and Daniel Sousa, head of opposition scouting.
"Tottenham Hotspur is a great club with a strong tradition and fantastic support, both at home and throughout the world," Villas-Boas told the club's official website, www.tottenhamhotspur.com.
"I feel privileged to be its coach. For me, this is one of the most exciting coaching positions in the Premier League."
The announcement ends weeks of speculation following Redknapp's departure and chairman Daniel Levy believes Villas-Boas is the right choice for the club.
"I am delighted that Andre has agreed to become our new head coach," he said.
"He has an outstanding reputation for his technical knowledge of the game and for creating well-organised teams capable of playing football in an attractive and attacking style.
"Andre shares our long-term ambitions and ethos of developing players and nurturing young talent, and he will be able to do so now at a new world class training centre."
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This is a good appointment by Levy. To those of you that will knock this just remember that what he achieved at Chelsea prior to getting sacked (fourth place and still in the Champions League albeit by the skin of his teeth) matches what Harry achieved at Spurs. So if at Chelsea we see AVB having a bad day and failing his potential but still doing as good as Harry then lets hope that the Spurs see him having a good day, like at Porto.
Good Luck to AVB
I started following Spurs in 1941, yes I`m that old, through thick and thin. I`ve watched many great world class players at the Lane and world class managers, the likes of Bill Nicholson and `Our Harry`. I know AVB has earned reputation at Chelsea but what can you expect when you have to deal with the likes of Terry and the rest of that outfit of backstabbers headed by that Russian emigrant.
AlI can say is `Give that man a chance` I don`t think he can be really that bad. If Gareth Bale can signed a new contract he be that bad !!!
Harry took Spurs to 4 - 5 - 4 - AVB needs to be given a chance - Has learnt from Mourino and will be good for Spurs - He is a tactician and Spurs will be harder to beat. He has a no nonsense approach and is keen on fitness.
Chelsea is a poisoned chalice and no manager can be safe at Chelsea - AVB has a point to prove and will be a sucess at Spurs.
do you know how to turn your caps lock Off ?????
and how are you to judge who deserves triumph and how should fail ??
Well done Mr Levy. You have appointed a young bright manager who can share your vision for this great club. Yes Harry Redknapp did a good job but we need a long term future and if AVB is there for the long term then who knows what we can achieve. Lets see what all the doubters are saying at the end of the season.
Good luck to AVB, over at The Lane. He could have sat on his derriere doing sweet FA, as we're still paying his greengages, but opted instead to give The Premiership another crack. So fair play to him. He's too be admired for that.
Go well and be lucky.
Carefree......we've won the Champions League!
Good signing, cant understand all the negativity, got sacked by cheslski in 8 months, sorry but thats not even enough time to kick those primadonna's with there ultra egos into gear or even take his coat off.
At least he will be able to do his job at spurs.
All the best mate, put those doubters to shame.
Guys, as an LFC fan, I would just like to say, I think AVB is not bad coach - but he will NEED time!!! I can't help but feel that the moment things don't start going well, AVB will not be backed - hope I'm wrong. Football is just crazy right now.
I also cannot understand why HR got the sack - he did a great job. Good luck for next season guys. YNWA