Tottenham are ready to announce that Andre Villas Boas will become the side’s new manager, after signing a new three-year deal with the club according to The Telegraph.
The Portuguese trainer had an ill-fated stint at Chelsea after domestic and European success with Porto in his homeland, but is still thought to be one of he most promising and exciting young coaches in the game.
After intense negotiations over the last fortnight following Harry Redknapp’s dismissal, the ex-Blues manager is said to have impressed the White Hart Lane club’s board with ambitious plans in the transfer market, and will be announced as the new boss on Tuesday.
Straight away Villas Boas is keen to conclude deals for Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jan Vertonghen, who are both close to agreeing terms on transfers to north London.
A squad revamp is expected, with the likes of Luka Modric, Rafael van de Vaart and Jermain Defoe all unsure over their futures.
Villas Boas will also recall Steven Caulker, who spent last term on loan at Swansea, into his first-team squad and is also monitoring Brazil international playmaker Oscar.
By Gareth McKnight