West Brom approach Villas-Boas - report

West Brom have reportedly offered Andre Villas-Boas a route back into English football... again.

Could the managerial merry-go-round get any crazier?

It appears not - with the Times now suggesting West Brom have approached Andre Villas-Boas to become their new manager.

The former Porto boss was sacked as Tottenham manager on Monday, adding to the humiliation of losing his job at Chelsea only two seasons ago.

But the Portuguese's poor record in England has supposedly not deterred the Baggies, who themselves sacked former coach Steve Clarke on Saturday.

Ironically, both worked under Jose Mourinho during his first tenure at Chelsea - yet neither has enjoyed a smooth ride in the world of management themselves.

Other names linked to the West Brom job are Gianfranco Zola, Malky Mackay and Roberto Di Matteo but Villas-Boas has emerged as a shock candidate to take the job.

If he does land his third managerial role in the Premier League, questions will have to be asked about whether he can motivate a squad short of confidence, manage a small budget and operate with less talent than he is accustomed to - given his track record.

Either way, it will be a long road to redemption for AVB if West Brom get their man.

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