Former Blues boss in Spurs link
Andre Villas-Boas is now reportedly the firm favourite to replace Harry Redknapp as the new Tottenham manager.
The 34-year-old Portuguese tactician, who was sacked by London rivals Chelsea in March following a disastrous eight months in charge at Stamford Bridge, had been initially linked to the White Hart Lane vacancy when Redknapp's departure was confirmed late on Wednesday evening. However, it was thought that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy was looking to entice Everton boss David Moyes or Wigan Athletic chief Roberto Martinez to the north Londoners. But reports are now suggesting that Villas-Boas is the leading contender to get the job with informal talks already taking place between Spurs and his representatives. Levy is due back in England on Monday when it is thought he will step up his efforts to install a new man at the helm. And, it looks like Villas-Boas will get another chance to prove he has the ability to succeed in the Premier League following his Chelsea nightmare.