Are AVB’s comments worrying for Spurs?

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Speculation over Jose Mourinho’s future at Real Madrid has potentially given Tottenham fans an insight on how long they can expect Andre Villas-Boas to remain at White Hart Lane.

AVB has been tipped to succeed Mourinho at the Spanish giants by large sectors of press both home and abroad and although he has distanced himself from a move to Madrid this summer, it appears as if AVB doesn’t plan on being in N17 for years on end.

Although he plans on being at our club next season, beyond that remains a mystery. We could be searching for another boss come the end of the 2013/14 season.

As a Spurs fan I want to see a manager who wants to create a long-term legacy at the club, not just hot-foot it to another club to help massage his C.V.

“The fact he (Mourinho) made it public that he is looking for an exit has ended up with a lot of speculation,” Villas-Boas told a press conference ahead of the Wigan match.

“It’s very flattering but I think at the moment everybody is being linked with the Real Madrid job because there are now lots of coaches around.”

AVB has publicaly admitted his desire to manage in Brazil in his career, which he does not forsee lasting any more than 10-15 years.

“Yes, that’s (still) the case,” he said. “I definitely want to manage in Brazil.

“I would definitely move very, very soon to a club in a different league.”

“For me it is always an honour (to be linked with Madrid), but I am completely focused (on Spurs),” Villas-Boas added.

“I have a contract. I was given an opportunity (by Levy) and was extremely grateful.

“It’s different. At the moment I am very, very focused on trying to get another year at one club, the same club!”

“When everybody signs a contract you are expected to do it until the end.”The DW Stadium may not have the same wow factor as the Bernabeu, but there can be no doubting the importance of Tottenham’s trip to Wigan on Saturday afternoon.

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  1. nothing to worry about, im sure we'll sack him before he gets the chance to leave us. He's only 35 and has at least 25 years left in management, thats alot of teams to manage still. Relax.

  2. Nothing to worry about. AVB has never hidden that he wants to move around and have a relatively short career.

    Modern football clubs get their long term strength from the identity they set out for the director of football and academy to work to. AVB is helping move us onto the next level, but during the reigns of Jol, Redknapp and now AVB, our philosophy has kept and prevailed.

  3. Why would you worry about what’s going to happen a year or so from now? It’s such a fickle business that if we fail to make it to the CL, supporters will be clamouring for his head anyway. Besides, he has a 3 yr contract, what do you expect him to say, that he is definitely going to renew his contract? Will the club want him at that point in time, cos it works both ways, doesn’t it?

  4. “I would definitely move very, very soon to a club in a different league.” seems to be the only negative thing he has said in the interview , but i guess he is just saying that should the oppertunity arise and if its beneficial for all parties then, yeah he would move. I dont take it to mean he would move now. He cant really say anything, if he says he love Spurs and wants to stay for many years then sods law is that he will get sacked at the start of next season lol, so let just see how welcome Levy makes him feel with the persuit of his transfer target this summer

    • From Sky SPORTS:… Their is no mention about 'move'/'very soon'

      "The fact he (Mourinho) made it public that he is looking for an exit has ended up with a lot of speculation," said Villas-Boas.

      "It's very flattering but I think at the moment everybody is being linked with the Real Madrid job, because there are now lots of coaches around."
      Andre Villas-Boas
      "It's very flattering but I think at the moment everybody is being linked with the Real Madrid job, because there are now lots of coaches around.

      "For me it is always an honour but I am completely focused. I have a contract, I was given an opportunity, and I was extremely grateful.

      "It's different. At the moment I am very, very focused on trying to get another year at one club, the same club!

      "When everybody signs a contract you are expected to do it until the end."

      During his spell in charge of Porto, Villas-Boas said he would like to manage in Brazil at some point, and he says that is still very much in his thoughts.

      "Yes, that's the case," he said. "I definitely want to manage in Brazil."

  5. As a Spurs fan of 50 odd years I have seen a lot of reading into things that are not there, this is reading into something that is not there!

  6. Sarcasm when he said he wants to stay at a club for more than a year, Porto was a year and chelsea was less I think if we don't sack him then he will stay for years

  7. No worrys, pepol they just trying to create same stores.like the one with rednappe,

    Last year.but I hope it will not happen this times.

    I thing evrey one as fan or spur s staff.west have learned same thing by now, west do

    Have faith in evry one and we can do it .this time good luck spurs

  8. What a stupid statement, just the ammo required for Manu to concede to to both Arsenal and Chelsea, and be in the bidding for Bale. Spurs awful performance against Wigan, will ensure 5th place at best.

    So Goodbye Bale, you really deserve to play for a better team.

    So Goodbye Levy you really deserve the sack for gross negligence.

    So Goodbye AVB you really should have served your apprenticeship in a lower league first.

    So Goodbye Adebayor, at least no one will miss you, you could even end up in Arsenals hall of fame for your contribution to the Tottenham cause this year.

    And last but not least Goodbye from me, after 50 years of nothing, that is exactly what my contribution will be to THFC next year.

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