Former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas is the new front-runner for the vacant Tottenham manager’s job.
He has expressed interest in the role, Sky Sports reported yesterday, citing sources.
Villas-Boas was dismissed by the Blues in March with the club struggling in the English Premier League and on the brink of an early exit from the UEFA Champions League.
His interim replacement, Roberto Di Matteo, rescued the season in dramatic style as Chelsea went on to win Europe’s premier club competition while also triumphing in the FA Cup Final.
But Villas-Boas’ remains a highly-sought-after coach following his outstanding work at Porto, before he was expensively hired and then unceremoniously fired by Roman Abramovich at Stamford Bridge.
The 34-year-old was known to be keen for a return to management and is believed to be excited by the chance to succeed Harry Redknapp, who was fired on Wednesday, at White Hart Lane.
Everton boss David Moyes and Wigan’s Roberto Martinez also were linked with the role, while former Spurs favourite and now USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann was suggested as a shock outside appointment.