After a brief period of speculation, Spurs’ head coach Andre Villas-Boas spoke to the media and denied rumours that he was ready to ditch the club after just one season and join the French revolution with PSG.
Despite having a personal connection with the Ligue 1 Champions, Andre confirmed that he had a job to do at White Hart Lane.
“I have had a friendship for some time with the president of PSG,” AVB said.
“He is a friend and we speak regularly, but my commitment is with Tottenham.
“It was the club that allowed me to return to the Premier League and I feel good there.”
It’s likely that the story will disappear now and in its place, talks of a £50m ‘war chest’ will gather momentum in the next few days. Depending on which source you read, that figure may need to be supplemented by the sale of several fringe squad members ahead of the new campaign.
The PSG link had always seemed an unlikely one but fans of the coach will be relieved to read those comments as we head towards what could be one of our busiest pre-seasons for many summers.