Fresh reports have suggested there is interest in Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas from Spanish giants Real Madrid.
The rumour mill continues to go round with the latest speculation centring on Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas.
AVB has come on leaps and bounds since he first moved into English football with Chelsea and several sources have suggested that Real Madrid could approach him to become their new boss, if and when Jose Mourinho leaves the club.
If that happens then the biggest losers will be Spurs because AVB, and most other managers, will find it very difficult to turn down the prospect of coaching one of the biggest and best teams in the world.
What works in Spurs’ favour is that this is a long way off from happening for a number of reasons. Firstly, Mourinho hasn’t actually left and although he’s admitted he is looking to move on, there’s no guarantee that will be at the end of the current season.
Spurs are also fortunate that their success enhances their chances of keeping their boss in place. AVB has created something at Spurs, they are on a journey and he won’t want to get off the ride just yet.
Spurs potentially have Champions League football to look forward to next season, which means additions to the squad this summer and a lot more for AVB to look forward to during his time at the club.
It’s very unlikely that Daniel Levy will be anything other than difficult if Real Madrid make it clear, they want to talk to AVB over becoming their boss.
Levy is perfectly within his rights to stick up for his club, which means it could be more difficult for Real Madrid to just talk to AVB, let alone offer him the manager job.
When Mourinho does leave Real Madrid, the rumour mill will start to go mad and it’s a compliment to Tottenham that their boss is being linked with the role, as it proves he’s doing all of the right things at the club this season.
However, this is just pure and utter speculation at this stage. If you’re a Tottenham fan then there is nothing serious to worry about, it’s just a rumour, which was always going to come up because of AVB’s calibre, age and personality.
He’s unlikely to leave the club any time soon who have given them the stability to recalibrate his career which took a pounding at Chelsea, which means Spurs have a little more to look forward to before he goes off on another challenge.
Spurs fans, would he stay if Real Madrid came in this summer?
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