Tottenham’s Villas-Boas: I rejected a couple of clubs this summer

Tottenham Hotspur manager André Villas-Boas says he rejected "a couple of clubs" this summer in favour of staying at Spurs

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André Villas-Boas says he didn’t hesitate to reject a “couple of clubs” this summer in favour of remaining at Tottenham.

The Portuguse coach was linked with the vacant positions at Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, which have since been filled by Laurent Blanc and Carlo Ancelotti.

Spurs appointed Franco Baldini as the club’s new technical director during the off season, while chairman Daniel Levy is working hard to keep talisman Gareth Bale.

Villas-Boas failed to start a second season at former clubs Academica, Porto or Chelsea, but the 35-year-old is thrilled to continue his project at the north London side.

“I stayed because it’s my first opportunity to start a second year in the same club,” Villas-Boas is quoted as saying by the Guardian.

“I think that can give me an advantage and is something I want to try. I have been welcomed, I have an excellent group of players and the conditions and
structures we have at Tottenham are fantastic.

“The arrival of Franco takes us to another level so these are things I had to measure. I have great respect for the club and for Daniel, and these are the reasons I told the couple of clubs that came knocking that I wasn’t interested. How close did I get with them? There was a decision to be made.”

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