Villas-Boas wanted to sign Tottenham’s Parker for Chelsea

André Villas-Boas has revealed that he tried to lure Scott Parker back to Chelsea during his time in charge at Stamford Bridge

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Scott Parker played 65 minutes of Spurs' 0-0 draw with QPR on Saturday Photo: Football.ua

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André Villas-Boas has revealed that he tried to lure Scott Parker back to Chelsea during his time in charge at Stamford Bridge.

Villas-Boas was sacked by the Blues in March after a disastrous reign in west London, before taking over from Harry Redknapp at Tottenham in the summer.

And the Portuguese coach has spoken of his admiration for the 32-year-old midfielder, who played 65 minutes for Spurs against QPR on Saturday as he continues his rehabilitation from an Achilles injury.

“I spoke with Scotty to come back to Chelsea last season,” Villas-Boas told the Independent.

“He’s an important player, an England international and a great professional and somebody of great ability.

“He can always give you an extra edge on the pitch with his leadership. He’s back to full fitness and a player we trust a lot. It’s important to have people like him around us.”

Villas-Boas’s Tottenham are currently in fourth place in the Premier League table, 15 points behind leaders Manchester United.

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