Former Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas makes it clear he is not returning to England

AVB Alone

The Portuguese boss is leaving Zenit St Petersburg at the end of the current season.

Last week former Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas revealed he would be stepping down as Zenit St Petersburg boss at the end of the current campaign.

He broke records in his time in Russia, including the longest winning streak for a new manager in the Russian Premier League, and won the title last term.

However this season has been up-and-down for the Portuguese, with a couple of questionable home defeats and it seems as though he is ready to call time on his time in the East.

That has immediately seen him linked with a return to English football.

For instance, in the wake of his departure, the odds on him becoming the next Liverpool boss were swiftly shortened.

However he has now made it clear that he has no intention to return to English management. AVB, who has previously indicated a desire to retire from football management early, is quoted by Sapo Desporto as stating:

"Life is short and the coach is sometimes conditioned by some family circumstances that force us to change course. Next year I intend to Portugal and have discussed it."

It appears then that AVB is set to return to his homeland for family reasons. Whether or not he will get back into management in Portugal is likely to depend on potential management jobs opening up at either of Sporting Lisbon, Benfica or Porto – or indeed the Portugal national team.

If not then it seems the former Tottenham and Chelsea man is happy to spend some time out of the game.

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