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Tottenham appoints Villas-Boas as manager

English Premier League Tottenham Hotspur announced Tuesday that it has signed Andre Villas-Boas as manager on a three- year contract.

Villas-Boas is one of the most promising young managers in world football having guided FC Porto to an undefeated season in 2010-11. The club took home four trophies that season, winning the Portuguese Liga, Portuguese Cup, Portuguese Supercup and UEFA Cup.

The Portuguese prodigy made a big-money move to Chelsea the following season but was relieved of his managerial duties in March after the Blues had fallen out of the race for fourth place.

Villas-Boas, 34, replaces Harry Redknapp with the opportunity to rebuild Spurs and guide the club back into the top-four.

"Tottenham Hotspur is a great club with a strong tradition and fantastic support, both at home and throughout the world," Villas-Boas said. "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."

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