Ex-Spurs, Chelsea flop to join Bosingwa, Malouda and Zokora in Turkey?

Former Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas could be set for a quick return to management, as Trabzonspor line up a move for him.

The former Chelsea manager was given around £100m to spend at White Hart Lane last summer, bringing in Vlad Chiriches, Etienne Capoue, Paulinho, Nacer Chadli, Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela and Roberto Soldado in a bid to mount a major title challenge despite the absence of Gareth Bale following his £86m switch to Real Madrid.

But despite some promising form in patches, Villas-Boas ultimately lost his job in December after a shocking 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool, which came shortly after his side were obliterated by Manchester City in a 6-0 loss. Those huge reverses were too much to ignore for chairman Daniel Levy, and Villas-Boas found himself out of work once again.

Having won the UEFA Cup and the Portuguese league title in 2011, Villas-Boas was a hot commodity when Chelsea snapped him up, and there were still believers in the 36-year-old when he replaced Harry Redknapp at Tottenham.

Most of those believers jumped off the AVB bandwagon upon his sacking from Spurs, but it seems there are still fans of his potential as a manager, particularly in Turkey, with Trabzonspor now considering approaching Villas-Boas with a view to taking over.

The Turkish side have recently parted company with Mustafa Resit Akcay after a disappointing campaign, with the side sitting in ninth place. Villas-Boas would be walking into a team with some familiar faces, including his former Chelsea players Jose Bosingwa and Florent Malouda, ex-Spurs man Didier Zokora and his fellow Ivory Coast international Sol Bamba, who used to star for Leicester City and Hibernian.

Villas-Boas has recently said 'there is no stability in England', and his move away from the Premier League isn't a shock at all. Still only 36, Villas-Boas has plenty of time to rebuild his reputation as a manager, and a move out of the spotlight could be just what he needs to focus on his career rather than be incessantly pestered by the media, who appeared to have something of an agenda throughout his time in England.

If Villas-Boas can impress in Turkey, he could end up back in one of the so-called 'big' leagues such as Italy, Spain or Germany, but it ultimately seems unlikely that we will see him back in the Premier League after his nightmare stint in England.

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