Return of Jose Mourinho would be 'spectacular' says Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas
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Thursday 02 May 2013
Andre Villas-Boas has described the potential return of Jose Mourinho to the Premier League as “spectacular”.
The former Chelsea boss is expected to leave Real Madrid this summer and has made no secret of his desire to return to England, saying this week it is where he feels loved.
Chelsea are favourites to re-sign their former boss, with Rafael Benitez's short-term contract up at the end of the season.
Tottenham manager Villas-Boas worked under his Portuguese countryman at Porto, Chelsea and Inter Milan, and he believes Mourinho is likely to have a position lined up.
Villas-Boas said: "He obviously wants to come back to England, whether he has a club aligned or not, we never know.
"It's extremely unlikely when someone makes it that public that something is not set out already but he is a great addition to the Premier League. He has a wonderful history in this league and I think it will be spectacular to have him back."
Mourinho has won a significant haul of trophies at all his clubs but has found it most difficult at Madrid.
Defeat over two legs against Borussia Dortmund in the semi-finals means the Champions League will once again elude the Spaniards this season, and Villas-Boas acknowledged Mourinho probably has not lived up to expectations.
The Spurs boss said: "When he left (England) he wasn't that well loved by a few of you guys (the media) and that was something we talked about.
"He was loved in all the clubs where he has won titles, in Real Madrid the same.
"There is maximum respect for what he has achieved, but for it to be at the level of Real Madrid's expectancy, we will never know. Probably not, but he certainly has won a league against a dream Barcelona team, which is a great achievement."
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