Andres Villas Boas has been shortlisted by French champions Paris St Germain as a possible replacement for Carlo Ancelotti, who is on his way to Madrid.
Daily Mail reports that PSG have finally struck an agreement with Real Madrid over Ancelotti and are searching for his replacement.
They are understood to have spoken to Carlos Goncalves, Villas-Boas’ agent and might also have to draw upon other names like: Roberto Mancini and Michael Laudrup.
The 35-year-old Spurs manager has emerged the most likely candidate after several discussions between PSG president Nasser El-Khelaifi and his advisers.
The Portuguese has earned recognition from top clubs in Europe for guiding Tottenham to fifth place in the Premier League last season, one point adrift of Champions League qualification and has also been credited for Gareth Bale’s rise to stardom in the left wing.
He is the youngest manager to have won a European title from his time at Porto. Regardless of his bad spell at Chelsea, every team he has ever managed has played an attractive style of football that’s pleasing to Europe elite clubs.
Chairman Daniel Levy will be reluctant to lose Villas-Boas, with two years and a substantial release clause worth £10m remaining on his contract. That may not pose any threat to Qatar-based PSG wealthy owners.
The coach was understood to have been angered by his failure to land top transfer targets last summer and in January, though, work is well underway to prevent such ordeal this summer as the club will look to replenish their attack.