According to the BBC, former Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has been appointed as the head coach at Ligue 1 club Marseille. The report claims that the Portuguese manager has signed a two-year contract with the French club and will take charge from the 1st of July.
The 41-year-old has out of management since leaving Chinese Super League club Shanghai SIPG in 2017 and will replace Rudi Garcia who left the Orange Vélodrome at the end of last season after three years in charge at the club.
Marseille owner Frank McCourt has conveyed his delight at securing Villas-Boas’ services. He is quoted in the article as saying, “We are delighted to hire a coach whose success is recognised at the highest level in Europe and in the world.”
Villas-Boas was the manager of Tottenham for a year and a half from July of 2012 till December 2013. The former Chelsea and Porto manager guided Tottenham to a 5th place finish in his first full season in charge before being replaced by Tim Sherwood halfway into his second season at the club.
Spurs Web Opinion
While things didn’t work for AVB at Spurs, he was always a figure that was loved by the majority of Spurs fan base. It was certainly surprising that he decided to take up jobs in Russia and China after being sacked from Spurs as he would have likely had more attractive suitors.
It’s certainly great to see AVB back in European football, and we at Spurs Web would like to wish him the best of luck at his new club.
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