Andre Villas-Boas unlikely to be West Ham's next manager, he has no interest in Premier League return

AVB Alone

The Portuguese is currently managing Zenit St Petersburg and appears happy in his current job.

Yesterday saw the odds on former Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas potentially taking over at West Ham United slashed, suggesting a flurry of betting on the Portuguese manager.

He has just conquered Russian football with Zenit Saint-Petersburg, which saw him back in the national press, which may explain the sudden activity regarding his future.

He is placed at 12/1 by Sky Bet, making him fifth favourite behind the likes of Marcelo Bielsa, Rafa Benitez, Slaven Bilic and David Moyes.

But if there are any West Ham fans out there hoping to see the Tottenham man at the club next season, don't hold your breath.

AVB has made it clear on a number of occasions that he has no intention of ever returning to manage in England.

In December he was quoted by The Express as saying this, in response to links with the Liverpool job:

"I'm not the least interested in this. Returning to England is definitely not in my plans.

"I liked coaching in England, it was a positive experience, but negative things also happened."

AVB's two spells managing in England both ended acrimoniously. He was sacked by Chelsea before getting a chance to implement his plans at the club and despite a good record at Tottenham Daniel Levy soon ushered him out of that door as well.

He is clearly still burned and has a genuine long-term plan for the future of Zenit. AVB is highly unlikely to replace the seemingly outgoing Sam Allardyce at Upton Park this summer.

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