Fergie: AVB could have turned his back on English football

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Sir Alex Ferguson wouldn’t have been surprised if Andre Villas-Boas had turned his back on England after his Chelsea exit.

The Manchester United boss believes that it would have been easier for AVB to return to Portugal after his premature sacking at Stamford Bridge. Instead, AVB showed his determination and confidence in his ability as a manger and took up the challenge of becoming Tottenham boss after Daniel Levy parted company with Harry Redknapp.

AVB will be looking to lead Spurs to their first league double against United since 1989-90 as we push for a top four finish – something which Fergie believes we will be challenging for.

“He had that short spell at Chelsea and could have said I will stay in Portugal because it is a bit mad in England,” Ferguson told the press.

“But he has taken the challenge.

“In fairness he has gone to a good club with a good history.

“That has been the persuader really and he has coped well.

“He has got them playing the way he wants them, which is what every coach wants.

“He has got his philosophy and ideas across and that has got them to a really good position.

“They will be challenging for the top four. I don’t think there is any doubt about that.”

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