Villas-Boas turns down PSG approach to stay at Tottenham

Big-spending Paris Saint-Germain offered Andre Villas-Boas the chance to take control of the club, the Daily Telegraph has reported, only for the Tottenham Hotspur Head Coach to reject the offer in favour of remaining in the Premier League.

The newspaper adds that PSG offered Villas-Boas a three-year contract on a salary to make him one of the highest-paid managers in world football, and a transfer war chest of unlimited depth, but it was not enough to tempt the former Chelsea boss away from White Hart Lane to replace Carlo Ancelotti. Ancelotti is expected to become the new Coach at Real Madrid.

Part of the reason Villas-Boas wanted to stay at Tottenham is believed to be the appointment of Franco Baldini as director of football. The former Roma and England administrator agreed a deal with the London club earlier this week, the Telegraph claims, and should be announced in the position imminently.

Villas-Boas is said to have pushed for the recruitment of Baldini since he replaced Harry Redknapp as manager a year ago, while chairman Daniel Levy is also said to be a supporter of the more continental structure. Villas-Boas is also understood to feel a debt of gratitude to Levy for offering him a second chance in English football after his unsuccessful tenure at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea sacked Villas-Boas in 2012 after less than a year in charge, having signed the Porto Coach for a hefty compensation fee in June 2011. Villas-Boas was replaced by Roberto Di Matteo, who was sacked in November 2012, by which point Villas-Boas had stepped into the role vacated by Redknapp, who was sacked by Levy.

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