Mauricio Pochettino is not the only former Tottenham Hotspur boss who is currently plying his trade in Ligue 1, with Andre Villas-Boas also in charge at Marseille.
Villas-Boas did not enjoy as much success at Tottenham as Pochettino did, with the Portuguese coach guiding the team to a fifth-place finish during his first season in charge before being relieved off his duties half-way into his second campaign.
Since being sacked by Spurs, the 43-year-old has managed to rebuild his reputation at Zenit Saint Petersburg, before having a one-year stint at Shanghai Port FC.
Villas-Boas was then appointed Marseille boss at the start of last season and did a fantastic job as the club were in second place in the Ligue 1 table when the season was called off due to the pandemic.
However, this season has been one to forget for Marseille, who have been knocked out of the Champions League and currently sit in sixth place in the table.
The former Tottenham boss has now admitted that he is likely to leave when his contract with the club runs out at the end of the season.
He is quoted by The Sun as saying: “It looks like the end. I think it’ll all be over in June.
“I’m demanding nothing because looking at where we are it wouldn’t be right. And I think everyone agrees with that.
“I can’t see an extension materialising, we’re 13 points off the top.
“The place needs a clear-out including myself unless I get 10 straight wins maybe not. But I’m responsible for the results and right now they’re awful.”
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One can perhaps make the case that AVB did not get enough time at Spurs and he could have turned things around had he not been replaced by Tim Sherwood midway into the 2013/14 season.
He has done a decent enough job at Marseille considering the lack of investment over the summer. I would not be surprised if some big clubs are after him at the end of the season.
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