‘Evolution not Revolution’

by Matthew Harris on July 12, 2012

Andre Villas-Boas may not have directly used this Alan Partridge based quote but that was essentially the gist of his first press conference as Tottenham’s manager.

AVB took the time out to speak about his plans for the club and he also gave an insight into some possible transfer deals into and out of the Lane.

‘It is fantastic to come to a club with such high ambitions of the future and I want to respond well to the trust the chairman has put in me with success. It is not a mission of restoring my reputation, it is about putting Tottenham back on track for titles,’ he said.

Villas-Boas also stated that he intends to build on the work done by Harry Redknapp and his team.

‘We just have to continue with the quality of work Harry has left us. Not to do so would be a mistake,’ he added.

‘Champions League football is of big importance to this club, but we also want to try to win something.’

Among the players discussed was Luka Modric and AVB hinted that the Croatian may well move on before the season begins.

‘We respect his ambitions and willingness to move on,’ he said. ‘I think Luca respects as well the fact he is an important player and can help us move forwards.

‘Discussions will continue until we reach an agreement which is sensible for each party.’

The majority of Spurs fans were happy with the way that AVB came across and it seems certain too, that his early transfer dealing is far from finished.

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