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Tottenham Appoint AVB As Manager

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It's official - Andre Villas-Boas has been named the new Tottenham Hotspur manager (or "Head Coach") according to the club's website.

I'm glued to the net awaiting further details but so far I know that it's a 3-year deal and that I'm excited about the appointment. It has also been revealed that AVB's backroom team will include José Mario Rocha and Daniel Sousato who worked with him at Porto and his short spell at Chelsea.

Chairman Daniel Levy has said: "I am delighted that Andre has agreed to become our new Head Coach. He has an outstanding reputation for his technical knowledge of the game and for creating well-organised teams capable of playing football in an attractive and attacking style. Andre shares our long-term ambitions and ethos of developing players and nurturing young talent, and he will be able to do so now at a new world class Training Centre."

Speaking as the new Head Coach, AVB said, "Tottenham Hotspur is a great club with a strong tradition and fantastic support, both at home and throughout the world. I feel privileged to be its coach. For me, this is one of the most exciting coaching positions in the Premier League. I have had several discussions with the Chairman and the Board and I share their vision for the future progress of the Club. This is a squad any coach would love to work with and together I believe we can bring success in the seasons ahead."

It's a big gamble by Levy and the rest of the board, but also a great opportunity for AVB to rebuild his reputation. I have a good feeling about it.