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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Spurs hire Villas-Boas as manager

AP

LONDON — Four months after being fired by Chelsea, Andre Villas-Boas was given the opportunity to rebuild his reputation in the Premier League when he was hired as head coach of fellow London club Tottenham on Tuesday.

The Portuguese manager's appointment was first announced on Tottenham's official Twitter site. He joined on a three-year contract and will succeed Harry Redknapp, who was fired on June 14 after nearly four seasons in charge at White Hart Lane.

Having established himself as one of Europe's most sought-after coaches following a stunning stint at Porto, the 34-year-old Villas-Boas' short managerial career nosedived during a troubled eight-month reign at Chelsea.

"Tottenham Hotspur is a great club with a strong tradition and fantastic support, both at home and throughout the world," Villas-Boas said. "I feel privileged to be its coach. For me, this is one of the most exciting coaching positions in the Premier League."



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