The former Porto and Chelsea coach remains in London after being linked to Italian side AS Roma.
André Villas-Boas (full profile here) was named the new Tottenham Hotspurs manager this week, ending weeks of negotiations and reports that linked the Portuguese to AS Roma.
One year on from Villas-Boas’ less successful tenure at Chelsea, the former Porto manager replaces Harry Redknapp in the Spurs’ hot seat.
Villas-Boas arrives in White Hart Lane after a good season for Tottenham, but may have to contend with the departure of star creative midfielder Luka Modric to Chelsea or Real Madrid.
This will be the second try as Premier League manager for the 34 year-old skipper keen to put his Chelsea experience behind him. Villas-Boas was substituted in March, only to see replacement Roberto di Matteo take the club to a UEFA Champions League title.
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