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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