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Spurs finally complete AVB appointment

AVB signs three-year deal at WHL

By | 3rd July 2012

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has confirmed the appointment of Andre Villas-Boas as the club’s new manager on a three-year contract.

Villas-Boas had been linked aggressively with a move to White Hart Lane following the departure of Harry Redknapp last month and many within English football only considered his appointment to be a matter of time.

This afternoon, Levy finalized a deal with the former FC Porto and Chelsea manager, allowing the 34-year old another shot at a three-year project in London that was left incomplete due to his sacking as the Blues’ boss in March.

At the time, Villas-Boas had only been Chelsea manager for eight months and his premature sacking led to concerns that he was not yet ready to manage in the Barclays Premier League.

Spurs faithful have inevitably shown their apprehensions but Levy assured them that AVB’s vision aligns strongly with that of the club.

“I am delighted that Andre has agreed to become our new head coach. He has an outstanding reputation for his technical knowledge of the game and for creating well-organized teams capable of playing football in an attractive and attacking style,” Levy said of the man who guided Porto to an unbeaten 2010-11 campaign.

The chairman added: “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.

“We are constantly looking to move the club forward. It is important that we now look to develop the potential within the squads at all levels, whilst strengthening the first team in the summer in key positions with players who will become part of the future success of the club.”

Villas-Boas will be on the touch-line when the Spurs kick-off their United States tour later this month, with fixtures against MLS giants LA Galaxy and New York Red Bulls, as well as a highly anticipated clash against Premier League rivals Liverpool in Baltimore.



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  1. sigmund I says:

    I believe fate and luck exists in football. Beware of avb’s second arrival to the premier league.It might turn out to be an appointment that will turn to hunt chelsea. He failed in Chelsea, but there is no certainty that same will happen at spurs. I believe he has come to make a statement.Fate has given him another chance.

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