ANDRE VILLAS BOAS

  • Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood still fighting with new coach rumours April 28, 2014

    Tottenham Hotspur are two wins shy of equalling their highest Premier League points total but manager Tim Sherwood is still struggling to convince doubters that he is the right man to lead the side in the long run. The former midfielder took charge of Spurs in December following the sacking of...
  • Tottenham coach Tim Sherwood set to be replaced: reports April 7, 2014

    Tottenham Hotspur's rapidly unravelling season took another twist on Monday with first team coach Tim Sherwood set to be replaced in the summer, according to media reports. The former England midfielder, a Premier League title winner with Blackburn Rovers, was handed an 18-month contract in December following the sacking of Andre...
  • Villas-Boas to take over Russian Zenit for two seasons March 18, 2014

    Former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur coach Andre Villas-Boas will take over Russian side Zenit St Petersburg this week after agreeing on a two-season contract, the club said on Tuesday. Villas-Boas takes over after Zenit sacked coach Luciano Spalletti earlier this month and appointed caretaker Sergey Semak, who will be in charge...
  • Tottenham Hotspur appoint Tim Sherwood as head coach December 24, 2013

    London: Tottenham appointed the inexperienced Tim Sherwood as head coach on Monday until the end of next season in a surprise move by the north London club, a week after Andre VillasBoas was fired. The 44yearold Englishman had not previously managed a team until being moved from his technical coordinator job...
  • Tim Sherwood stakes claim for Tottenham Hotspur job December 20, 2013

    London: Tim Sherwood staked his claim to be Tottenham Hotspur's next permanent manager on Friday as he prepared for his second match in temporary charge since Andre VillasBoas was sacked this week. The former Spurs midfielder, who has been involved with coaching the club's young players since 2008, was put in...
  • Sacked VillasBoas needed more time, says Harry Redknapp December 17, 2013

    London: Andre VillasBoas deserved more time to work with and develop the Tottenham Hotspur squad, Harry Redknapp said on the day his successor was fired as manager. Three heavy defeats in two months, the most recent a 50 mauling by Liverpool at White Hart Lane on Sunday, resulted in the sack...
  • Andre VillasBoas fired as Tottenham manager December 16, 2013

    London: Tottenham fired manager Andre VillasBoas on Monday, a day after the club slumped to a second heavy loss in the Premier League in less than a month. Tottenham said an "agreement has been reached" with VillasBoas "for the termination of his services." The pressure ratcheted up on VillasBoas after Spurs collapsed...
  • I'll battle on to get it right at Spurs, says Andre VillasBoas December 16, 2013

    Chastened Andre VillasBoas remains convinced he has a team capable of securing a Champions League place and said he would keep fighting after Tottenham Hotspur were thrashed 50 at home by Liverpool on Sunday. Spurs sit seventh, eight points behind arch rivals and Premier League leaders Arsenal after Luis Suarez and...
  • John O'Shea's own goal helps Tottenham defeat Sunderland 21 December 8, 2013

    England: John O'Shea's owngoal condemned Sunderland to a demoralising home defeat on Saturday as Tottenham handed underfire manager Andre VillasBoas a second successive victory in the Premier League. The Republic of Ireland international turned Moussa Dembele's 50thminute cross past goalkeeper Vito Mannone at the Stadium of Light, leaving the Black Cats...
  • Spurs criticised for letting knockedout Hugo Lloris play on November 4, 2013

    Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre VillasBoas has been criticised for allowing France international goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to play on despite briefly losing consciousness against Everton on Sunday. The 26yearold keeper's head collided with Romelu Lukaku's knee in the 78th minute of their 00 Premier League draw at Goodison Park but a spokesman...
  • Everton and Spurs draw as Cardiff win Welsh derby November 4, 2013

    London: Everton and Tottenham Hotspur both missed the chance to move up to second place in the Premier League after they shared a battling 00 draw at Goodison Park on Sunday. Spurs, who dominated the first half, climbed to fourth, level on 20 points with secondplaced Chelsea and Liverpool who are...
  • Andre VillasBoas calls Fernando Torres decision 'a disgrace' October 2, 2013

    The FA's decision not to take action against Chelsea's Fernando Torres for scratching Jan Vertonghen's face was "a disgrace" and "farcical", Tottenham manager Andre VillasBoas said on Wednesday. Television replays showed the Spaniard digging his fingers into Vertonghen's face after the two came together following Torres's trip on the Belgian which...
  • I don't care what VillasBoas says: Mourinho September 27, 2013

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho refused to discuss the breakdown of his friendship with Tottenham Hotspur manger Andre VillasBoas but could not resist a dig before they meet in the Premier League on Saturday. The Spurs manager revealed on Thursday that his coaching ambitions had been thwarted by Mourinho at Inter...
  • Tottenham Hotspur make case for defence as they face Chelsea September 27, 2013

    London: With the abundance of flair and attacking talent Tottenham Hotspur acquired knowing Gareth Bale was leaving, it has perhaps been surprising that their impressive start to the season owes a lot to a watertight defence. Spurs anticipated the arrival of 100 million euros in Bale booty by bringing in the...
  • Juan Mata rebuff shows Spurs are a threat: Andre VillasBoas September 27, 2013

    Chelsea's decision to block Tottenham Hotspur's move for Juan Mata in the recent transfer window shows the clubs are now genuine rivals, Spurs boss Andre VillasBoas said on Thursday. Mata is currently out of favour under Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, with the Spain international left under no illusion that he will...
  • Mourinho blocked my progress, says VillasBoas September 26, 2013

    London: Extra spice was added to Tottenham's clash with Chelsea on Saturday after Andre VillasBoas said he went into management when his coaching ambitions were thwarted by Jose Mourinho at Inter Milan. The two Portuguese managers will be in opposing dugouts for the first time when their teams meet in the...
  • Europe's soccer coaches want transfer window shortened September 5, 2013

    Nyon, Switzerland: Europe's leading soccer coaches want the transfer window to be shortened, contradicting the position of their clubs. "The clubs like it as it is but the coaches are of the opinion that the market should be closed earlier," Tottenham Hotspur coach Andre Villas-Boas told reporters after a meeting at...
  • Bale could be at Madrid 'very soon': Villas-Boas August 28, 2013

    London: Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas says Gareth Bale's move to Real Madrid could happen "very, very soon." Bale is being pursued by Madrid for a reported world record transfer fee of about 100 million euros ($134 million). Villas-Boas, however, criticized the forward for failing to turn up for training while the transfer...
  • Chelsea hijack Tottenham's bid for Willian August 23, 2013

    Chelsea owner Roman Abramovic has sprung in a surprise and personally launched a bid to acquire Anzhi playmaker Willian Borges da Silva. The Brazilian, who has passed his medical at Tottenham has now been among discussions with the Blues after a lucrative offer of 32 million pounds. With Bale's future still hanging...
  • EPL: Jose Mourinho's winning return; debut goal for Roberto Soldado August 19, 2013

    London: Jose Mourinho enjoyed a troublefree Chelsea return on Sunday, and Tottenham successfully negotiated their Premier League opener amid the transfer uncertainty surrounding Gareth Bale. Chelsea ripped apart Hull inside 25 minutes at Stamford Bridge, with goals from Oscar and Frank Lampard securing a 20 victory. While Lampard had earlier missed a...
  • Loyalty to Spurs made me snub Europe, says VillasBoas August 17, 2013

    London: Andre VillasBoas turned down the chance to move to Europe in the close season because he wanted to build on a strong first campaign at White Hart Lane, said the Tottenham Hotspur manager. The club gave VillasBoas a Premier League lifeline after he was sacked less than nine months into...
  • Real Madrid should not have made Bale talks public: VillasBoas August 4, 2013

    Monaco: Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti should not have made public the Spanish club's attempts to sign Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Gareth Bale, the Premier League side's coach Andre VillasBoas said on Saturday. Ancelotti revealed during a news conference at Real's training camp in Los Angeles on Wednesday that they were in...
  • Gareth Bale in contractextension talks with Spurs July 26, 2013

    Tottenham manager Andre VillasBoas is confident he can keep Real Madrid and Manchester United's interest in his player Gareth Bale at bay by signing a new deal. Villas Boas has confirmed that a new contract is being mulled over in talks between the player and the club, but nothing is certain...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Tuesday July 23, 2013

    IBNLive Sports gives you Tuesday's roundup of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. Barcelona announce Gerardo 'Tata' Martino as new coach Former Newell's Old Boys and Paraguay national team manager Gerardo 'Tata' Martino has been appointed as Barcelona's new manager, the...
  • VillasBoas wants to have Bale for next season July 23, 2013

    Hong Kong: Tottenham Hotspur coach Andre VillasBoas Tuesday refused to confirm or deny whether the English Premier League side has received a bid for Gareth Bale and said he was determined not to lose the Welshman this summer. "Bale is a player that we are willing to continue to have and...
  • With Ancelotti in charge, Madrid make official bid for Gareth Bale June 27, 2013

    Spanish giants Real Madrid have been in pursuit of Tottenham Hotspurs Gareth Bale very vocally and it seems they are ready to for an official bid for the Welsh winger with newlyappointed boss Carlo Ancelotti in charge. It has been learned that Real Madrid are willing to give players along...
  • All eyes on Mourinho next season, says VillasBoas June 24, 2013

    Lisbon: English Premier League fans should expect new Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho to attract a lot of attention next season, Tottenham Hotspur coach Andre VillasBoas said. In an interview published in Monday's edition of Portuguese sports daily O Jogo, VillasBoas said his compatriot's return will vastly improve the visibility of...
  • Bale will remain at Tottenham: VillasBoas June 21, 2013

    Real Madrid have been very vocal attempting to sign Welshman Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspurs, but Portuguese manager at White Hart Lane, Andre VillasBoas, has laid to rest any such speculations insisting that the FWA Footballer of the Year will be at Tottenham next season. As per a report of...
  • Spurs minus Champions League still big draw: VillasBoas May 17, 2013

    Tottenham Hotspur will still be able to attract top players even if they do not qualify for next year's Champions League, manager Andre VillasBoas said on Friday. The north London club's hopes of qualifying are hanging in the balance with them needing to win their final Premier League match of...
  • Chelsea return nothing special for Andre VillasBoas May 7, 2013

    London: Sacked last year after less than nine months in charge at Stamford Bridge before rebuilding his reputation at Tottenham Hotspur, Andre VillasBoas said his return to Chelsea for a key Premier League clash on Wednesday was "not very special". "It's a club that I have gone past," VillasBoas told a...