Andre Villas Boas may get his second shot at managing a Premier League team as Daniel Levy is reportedly negotiating with the former Porto and Chelsea boss to bring him to White Hart Lane. There are other names in consideration including Laurent Blanc and David Moyes, both long shots.
Villas Boas fell afoul of Chelsea’s player activists who mounted a mutiny over his micro-managing ways. He might find a more receptive environment at White Hart where Harry Redknapp went AWOL after his head turned in over the prospect of the England job. Levy has promised him transfer funds which could swell with the sale of Luka Modric whose departure maybe difficult to stop this time.
There will be serious consideration paid to obtaining a marquee striker because Emmanuel Adebayor (surprise, surprise) is demanding much more money to make his loan move permanent from City. What will be Levy’s minimum threshold for success? For starts, AVB should succeed in taking Spurs to the Champions League, this time for real.