Ex-Tottenham and Chelsea boss speaks out on Barcelona links

AVB Alone

Andre Villas-Boas has dismissed rumblings of taking over at Camp Nou, saying he is happy at Zenit St Petersburg.

With talk that Tata Martino will only spend one season in charge at Barcelona, potential replacements have been doing the rounds in the European press.

One name that has been repeatedly mentioned as someone who could take over at Camp Nou has been Andre Villas-Boas.

The former Chelsea and Tottenham manager has recently taken over at Zenit St Petersburg after being dismissed at White Hart Lane, and has spoken out about the rumors of a swift move to Spain.

“These reports do not correspond to reality,” the Portuguese trainer told A Bola.

“There has been no contact. I am just thinking about Zenit and I am just thinking about my work in Russia. We have plans to build a great team.”

AVB’s early tenure in eastern Europe has been a successful one so far, with the ambitious manager leading Zenit to the top of the Russian Premier League.

After being sacked twice in England, Villas-Boas will be keen to have a period of success and is clearly not thinking about another job change, despite Barcelona’s appeal.

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