Villas-Boas appointed as Spurs boss

Tottenham have announced that Andre Villas Boas has been appointed as their new manager.

The Portuguese trainer has signed a three-year deal at the White Hart Lane club and has brought two members of his backroom staff with him; first-team fitness coach Jose Mario Rocha and Daniel Sousa, head of opposition scouting.

The ex-Chelsea boss is looking forward to getting started with his new team.

“Tottenham Hotspur is a great club with a strong tradition and fantastic support, both at home and throughout the world,” he told the club’s official website.

“I feel privileged to be its coach. For me, this is one of the most exciting coaching positions in the Premier League. I have had several discussions with the chairman and the board and I share their vision for the future progress of the club.

“This is a squad any coach would love to work with and together I believe we can bring success in the seasons ahead,” he revealed.

The likes of David Moyes and Laurent Blanc were also rumoured to be in consideration, but Daniel Levy is glad to have landed his number one choice.

“I am delighted that Andre has agreed to become our new head coach. He has an outstanding reputation for his technical knowledge of the game and for creating well-organised teams capable of playing football in an attractive and attacking style.

“Andre shares our long-term ambitions and ethos of developing players and nurturing young talent, and he will be able to do so now at a new world class training centre,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight

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