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Andre Villas-Boas takes over at Spurs

Andre Villas-Boas on the touchline at Chelsea. Photo: Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport

The former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has been given the Head Coach's job at Tottenham on a 3-year contract. The Portuguese was sacked from his job at Stamford Bridge after just eight months, but is regarded as a bright managerial prospect after winning the Europa League with Porto.

Tottenham have been looking for a new manager since they parted company with Harry Redknapp last month.

"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."

– Daniel Levy, Tottenham Chairman

In a statement, Chairman Daniel Levy said: “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.”

Villas-Boas will brings with him two members of his coaching staff - First Team fitness coach Jose Mario Rocha and Daniel Sousa who will scout Spurs' opponents.

Villas-Boas said, “Tottenham Hotspur is a great club with a strong tradition and fantastic support, both at home and throughout the world. 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."

Under Redknapp, Tottenham became Champions League contenders and reached the quarter-finals in 2011. Villas-Boas found managing Chelsea difficult and was sacked in March when the Blues hit a losing run. However, Tottenham point out that he became the youngest ever manager to lift a European trophy and are hoping he can guide them to more silverware.