Tottenham manager Villas-Boas not regretting PSG rejection
Thursday 26 September 2013
Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas has said that he does not regret turning town the offer of becoming manager of French champions Paris Saint-Germain during the summer, Sky Sports has reported.
Villas-Boas has led a nomadic managerial career so far, with this season at Tottenham the first time that he has stayed at a club for longer than a year. He guided the White Hart Lane club to fifth in the Premier League last year, along with reaching the quarter-finals of the Europa League, having previously had spells at Porto - where he won the title - and Chelsea.
After Carlo Ancelotti left Paris to become the new manager of Real Madrid, Villas-Boas, 35, rejected the chance to replace the Italian, with the job eventually going to Laurent Blanc. Although he was tempted by the offer, Villas-Boas has revealed that he turned down PSG because he believed Tottenham’s progress was more advanced.
He told L’Equipe: “PSG? I have a very good relationship with chairman Nasser al-Khelaifi, I talk regularly with him. With Nasser we have mutual respect.
“The fact PSG contacted me was known but I wanted to stay a second season at Tottenham, building on the job I did last season and spending two seasons in the same club for the first time in my career.”
At Tottenham, Villas-Boas has overseen major investment over the summer, and his new-look side sit second in the Premier League, behind rivals Arsenal on goal difference.
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