Report: Former 2012 Spurs boss rejects approach from Premier League club

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According to a report from L’Equipe (as relayed by GFFN), Andre Villas-Boas has rejected an offer from Newcastle United to be the club’s next manager.

Foot Mercato reported earlier this month that Villas-Boas was on a shortlist, along with Mauricio Pochettino, to replace Steve Bruce at the helm of Newcastle once the club’s proposed takeover was complete.

The Portuguese coach has done an excellent job at Marseille, guiding them to an impressive second-place finish in Ligue 1 this season behind Paris Saint-Germain.

L’Equipe reveal that the 42-year-old is likely to leave his job at the Stade Velodrome this summer as he was unhappy with the club’s decision to part ways with Sporting Director Andoni Zubizarreta.

However, despite his intention of leaving Marseille, the report reveals that he rejected a deal from the Magpies, who offered him a considerably better salary that he is currently on with the Ligue 1 side.

Villas-Boas said in a recent interview to  Radio Renascenca (as relayed by the Daily Mail) that he has no intention of returning to the Premier League, and it looks as if the former Spurs boss is staying true to his word.

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I believe that a move to Newcastle would be a great opportunity for Villas-Boas to prove his critics wrong and show that he can cut it in the Premier League. However, it looks as if the Portuguese coach has been left scarred by his Chelsea and Spurs experiences. The fact that Newcastle seem to have approached Villas-Boas also suggests that Pochettino may not be too keen on taking the job.

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