Tottenham Hotspur news

Spurs close to AVB appointment

July 2, 2012
By Harry Harris, Football Correspondent

Andre Villas-Boas is due to be appointed the new Tottenham Hotspur manager by Tuesday.

Andre Villas Boas and Harry Redknapp
GettyImagesAndre Villas-Boas is due to succeed Harry Redknapp at Tottenham

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Villas-Boas was holding talks with the club on Monday as to whether he would sign a three-year or four-year contract, and an official announcement was due to follow.

An ESPN source confirmed on Monday: "Discussions are taking place today and, once they are concluded, expect the club to make an announcement. Andre Villas-Boas is the man the club are planning to appoint"

Spurs had also considered Laurent Blanc and Ralf Rangnick, while David Moyes had been a serious contender before chairman Daniel Levy cooled his interest.