Over the last week or so we have been inundated with reports that Andre Villas-Boas is on top of several clubs managerial wish list, most notably, Real Madrid, Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain. The latter are prepared to offer Spurs £10m in compensation, according to the Daily Telegraph.
However, AVB has two years left on his contract and seems to be enjoying his time at Spurs. After a difficult start to life in the Premier League with Chelsea, the Portuguese head coach is now at a club that has a great deal of affection and respect for him, which is reciprocated in kind. His passion is very apparent to the White Hart Lane faithful.
Villas-Boas is finally at a team which he can mould and develop, and to move away now would simply be the waste of a year that he has achieved many remarkable accomplishments already. Before last season, no Spurs side had defeated Manchester United at Old Trafford yet, thanks predominantly to tactical tweaks by the boss, they were able to run out eventual winners at 3-2.
Spurs fans can also have few qualms with their final league position as they now hold the English record for highest amount of points ever, without receiving Champions League football.
Although this is little compensation, it just shows how much more competitive the Premier League is becoming and that a steady ship is required to compete with the other big teams.
This means not following Chelsea's lead by dismissing managers at will but, rather, remaining loyal to a young, ambitious manager who could become one of the Spurs greats. £10 million is a sizeable amount to pay off the young manager’s contract but Tottenham are a big club and just don’t need to buckle to such financial pressure.
In his 54 games at the White Hart lane team, AVB has only suffered 11 defeats which is a fairly impressive feat for a manager at a new club.
He must know that things can only improve and that Champions League football, plus silverware, is a very real possibility for next year. He has a dedicated squad of players, with a tremendous core of young, exciting players such as Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen, Kyle Walker, Moussa Dembele, Sandro and, of course, Gareth Bale. The Spurs boss has also been promised a large transfer budget to fill the gaps at left-back, playmaker and striker positions, which, if filled appropriately could see White Hart Lane having an incredible season.
So, what are Villas-Boas' options?
Either he can move to a mega-rich club that will show little loyalty, just as they always have done or he can remain at the club that offered him a second chance in English football; where he can build a dynasty and, possibly, return the glory days back to White Hart Lane.
The choice seems a no-brainer.
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