'When I sign a contract, I fulfil it.' - 'First choice' to replace AVB rules out Spurs switch

AVB Alone

Andre Villas-Boas reportedly saw his job under threat this week ... however Celta Vigo boss Luis Enrique has ruled himself out of the running.

Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas has found himself under severe scrutiny this week - ever since his side were pasted by Manchester City at The Etihad stadium last weekend.

The 2-0 win against Tromso in the freezing cold of the northern most heights of Europe provided brief reprieve from the dismal and gloomy atmosphere cast over Hotspur Way - but it did not stop names being linked heavily with the top job, should Daniel Levy decide AVB was not the man to assemble Franco Baldini’s collection of stars into a winning outfit.

And according to the Daily Mail the favourite to take over was Celta Vigo boss Luis Enrique. The former Real Madrid and Barcelona winger had earned his reputation as boss of Barcelona B before a less than successful period in time of AS Roma.

But he reportedly got on very well with Baldini whilst at the Stadio Olimpico - and that relationship has seen him linked heavily with a move to Tottenham should AVB lose his job.

But the man himself, who has steadied the ship at Celta Vigo this season, has now ruled himself out of the running for the North London job.

He only became the Celta boss in June - and has stated today “when I sign a contract, I fulfil it.”

AVB says that he has the full confidence of the board at Tottenham and that he has no desire to duck out of proceedings now the going has got tough at White Hart Lane.

The news that Enrique has no desire to become Spurs boss will come as a relief to the Portuguese.

However that will not stop the likes of Michael Laudrup, Jurgen Klinsmann and Glenn Hoddle being linked with the job for the time being - especially if Manchester United come away from North London with three points tomorrow afternoon.

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