As Andre Villas-Boas moves closer to being unveiled as the new Tottenham Hotspur manager, the club’s faithful continue to check periodically to see whether there is a confirmation regarding his arrival.
While AVB recently cooled down reports confirming his as the Spurs’ replacement for Harry Redknapp, all signs point to his selection being nearly completed by chairman Daniel Levy.
The latest of such signs came when he followed up his reported refusal to manage in Brazil and Italy by also distancing himself from links to the Portuguese national team.
In a recent chat with European football fans via Twitter on UEFA’s official website, the former Chelsea boss announced that he is only interested in managing at a club for now.
“I get more excitement out of club activity and day-to-day coaching. It is not part of my ambitions but it is something that one day can happen and with the right set-up and project you can go on to do something special,” Villas-Boas was quoted.
He added: “At the moment, it is not part of my future career plans.”
The Spurs will reportedly offer Villas-Boas with a three-year contract that will mirror the structure of the project he was handed at Chelsea last summer.
Levy has already tied down superstar Gareth Bale to a new four-year contract and AVB is likely going to be allowed three years to build a title contender around the sensational Welshman.
Given the rapid nature of negotiations between the two parties, it also seems very likely that Villas-Boas will be present on the touchline when the Spurs kick-off their preseason preparations in style with a tour of the United States.