Andre Villas-Boas reveals why he joined Tottenham
By Danny Wright
Andre Villas-Boas has taken to Instagram to state that the deciding factor in his move to Tottenham was the club’s rich history.
The 39-year-old took charge of Spurs for just over a year in an indifferent spell at White Hart Lane.
Supporters of the club remember him fondly and it appears that the feeling is mutual, despite him managing rivals Chelsea before switching to north London.
He labelled Spurs as a massive, passionate club and that he was swayed to join them by a friend who gave a glowing endorsement of them to him.
“A football friend of mine once told me “you can’t say no to a club like Tottenham, its history, the passion, the Lane!” He was totally right! On July 2012 I joined Spurs,” said Villas-Boas on his personal Instagram page.
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AVB is now in charge of Chinese Super League club Shanghai SIPG who boast the likes of Oscar and Hulk in their star-studded squad.
He also had a successful spell at Zenit St. Petersburg in Russia after his brief time in the English capital.
Out of his 80 games in charge of Spurs, Villas-Boas won 45 matches but awful results against Manchester City and Liverpool forced chairman Daniel Levy to force the Portugese manager to leave the club by mutual consent.
Such were the severity of the humiliating 6-0 and 5-0 losses to City and Liverpool, Spurs weren’t even in bad form before they decided to axe the ex-Porto boss.
Villas-Boas won a large amount of silverware during his spells in charge of Porto and Zenit.
He lifted the league title in both his native Portugal and Russia as well as each domestic competition the countries have to offer.
His crowning glory was when he led Porto to the 2011 Europa League title when they beat Braga in the final.
In other Tottenham news, the parents of this 20-year-old are pursuing legal action over a contract blunder.