Villas-Boas reveals he rejected PSG and Real Madrid to stay at Tottenham
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has revealed that he had offers to leave White Hart Lane during the summer, writes The Telegraph.
The former Chelsea coach said that interest from French side Paris Saint-Germain and Spanish outfit Real Madrid meant there was a decision to be made, but ultimately decided to continue with Spurs – marking the first time he has started a second season managing the same club.
And it is this fact which ultimately convinced Villas-Boas to stay in north London. The Portuguese said: “I think that can give me an advantage and is something I want to try.
“I have been very welcomed. I have an excellent group of players and the conditions and structures we have at Tottenham are fantastic, and the arrival of Franco Baldini takes us to another level so these are things I had to measure.
“I have great respect for the club and for Daniel (Levy) and these are the reasons the couple of clubs that came knocking I told them that I wasn’t interested.”
Villas-Boas was appointed at White Hart Lane following the dismissal of Harry Redknapp in July 2012, and saw his first season in charge end in narrowly missing out on a Champions League qualification place.
With Spurs doing battle in the Europa League this season, a top four finish remains a priority and with recent managerial overhauls at some of the other clubs at the top end of the table many critics have cited this season as Spurs’ best chance to return to European club football’s elite tournament.
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