Celtic news: Former Tottenham and Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has ‘deepest affection for Scotland’, says agent amid manager link
Andre Villas-Boas has ‘the deepest affection for Scotland’, according to his agent.
Neil Lennon is in temporary charge while the club look for a permanent replacement for Brendan Rodgers, who joined Leicester in February.
Jean-Paul Lares had insisted Villas-Boas had no interest in moving to Glasgow, but he seems to have changed his stance.
“Andre has the deepest affection for both Scotland and the Scottish people and the fondest memories of the time he spent there,” Lares told the Scottish Sun.
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“But we have received no offers from Scottish clubs and no decision has been made on his future, so there’s no way a valid comment can be made on this subject.”
Villas-Boas has been out of work since leaving Chinese Super League club Shanghai SIPG in November 2017.
Since then, he has plied his trade in motor sport and competed in the 2018 Dakar Rally.
Lennon, Villas-Boas and Belgium boss Roberto Martinez are the bookmakers’ favourite for the permanent job at Celtic Park.
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He said: “Roberto always seems to be on the shortlist as soon as there is a vacancy at a big club.
“But this is a false rumour about him going to Celtic.
“It seems to have come from the fact Roberto has a Scottish wife and he obviously has ties to the country.
“However, there’s nothing to see here and I would suggest the bookies review their odds.”
Source: SportsLatest TS