Zenit Saint Petersburg boss Andre Villas-Boas comments on Liverpool speculation

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Former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has played down reports linking him with Liverpool.

Former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has rejected suggestions that he is open to an offer from Liverpool.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has come under fire in recent weeks due to his side’s struggles in the Premier League and the Champions League.

There have been some reports that the Northern Irishman could lose his job at Anfield if results do not improve soon, with Villas-Boas believed to be one of the candidates to replace him.

The Portuguese knows the Premier League inside out, having worked first at Chelsea and then at Tottenham, but he himself has said that he has no immediate plans to return to England.

"I am very happy to be at Zenit,” The Express quotes the 37-year-old as saying. “That is why I am now saying that going back to England is not part of my plans for the future.”

Villas-Boas was appointed the Zenit Saint Petersburg manager in March, and so far he has done a commendable job at the Russian club.

Last season Zenit finished just a point behind CSKA Moscow in second in the Russian Premier League, and they are currently seven points clear at the top of the table.

As things stand, Villas-Boas has no reason to leave Zenit and move to Liverpool. He is a better position now than he would be at the Merseyside outfit.

Not that Liverpool should try to hire Villas-Boas if they get rid of Rodgers. The former FC Porto coach’s track record at Chelsea and Tottenham is not exactly attractive to any prospective top-four team in the Premier League.

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