Andre Villas-Boas ‘turned down Real Madrid job’

Andre Villas-Boas ‘turned down Real Madrid job’


Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas turned down the opportunity to manage Real Madrid this summer, he has revealed.

The Portuguese manager, who won the treble with Porto, was linked with the switch from White Hart Lane following the departure of Jose Mourinho.

But the 35-year-old boss said he wanted to stay in North London for another year – the first time in his managerial career he’ll be at the same club for more than a season.

Following his success with Porto he was appointed as Chelsea manager but only lasted a few eight months before being given the sack and taking over at Spurs last year.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Villas-Boas stated:”I have great respect for the club and for Daniel Levy. These are the reasons that, when a couple of clubs came knocking, I told them I wasn’t interested.”