Out with the old and in with the new seems to be the new philosophy adopted at White Hart Lane this summer. The arrival of Andre Villas-Boas as Harry Redknapp’s successor was finally confirmed this week bringing to an end the guessing games regarding the next incumbent of the Spurs hot seat. And before we’d even had time to blink Villas Boas had signed a player tying up the deal for Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson. He’s expected to be the first of many as the Portuguese tactician endeavours to overhaul his new squad and stamp his mark on the North London club. It’s a refreshing change from the norm that chairman Daniel Levy has given a young manager a chance to shine in the Premier League again following that torrid spell down the road at Stamford Bridge. Villas-Boas is certainly a talented young manager, as proven by his success in Portgugal, and should prove his credentials at Spurs. It’ll interesting to see how he integrates his preferred 4-3-3 formation into a team that become stifled by Redknapp’s reluctance to sway from the tried and tested 4-4-2 and whether the players are receptive to the methods that brought about his demise at the Blues earlier this year.
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“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.” Andre Villas-Boas speaks of his delight at being appointed Tottenham manager