English Premier League club, Tottenham Hotspurs have appointed Andre Villas-Boas as their new manager, a statement on their website read.
“The Club is delighted to announce that Andre Villas-Boas has joined as our new Head Coach on a 3 year contract”.
VIllas-Boas was previously at Porto and led them to an undefeated season in the league, winning four trophies and becoming the youngest manager ever to win a European title in the process, before joining Chelsea where he was fired after a poor run of results.
Chairman of the North London side, Daniel Levy, expressed delight and optimism at the signing of the Portuguese who he believes shares the ambitions 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-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.”
“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.”
The Portuguese gaffer praised the fans and the traditions of the club. He expressed delight at the opportunity. He brings along two of his back room staff – 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. 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.”
Harry Redknapp was sacked as Tottenham manager after guiding the club to a fourth-place finish in the league. Chelsea’s win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League however means they will not be playing in the most glamorous European football competition.