‘I will not go back there’: Andre Villas-Boas insists he will NEVER return to the Premier League after his stay with Chelsea and Spurs … as he claims there are no ‘different game philosophies’ in the UK top flight
- Andre Villas-Boas played 40 games for Chelsea before being fired in 2012
- He then became manager of Tottenham, where he was in charge for 18 months
- The 42-year-old Marseille boss has no plans to do it again in England
Former Chelsea and Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas says he has no interest in ever playing again in the Premier League because it doesn’t suit his style.
The 42-year-old, now in charge of Marseille in France, spent nine months on Stamford Bridge before being fired in March 2012 with the Blues fifth on the table.
He became the new boss of Spurs that summer, where he would miss the top four on the last day of the next season, despite a new club record of 72 points. The Portuguese’s second campaign was a bad one, the club relieved him of his duties in December.
Andre Villas-Boas, the boss of Marseille, says he no longer wants to work in the Premier League
And Villas-Boas has no plans to enjoy it a third time in England.
In conversation with the Portuguese radio station Radio Renascenca, Villas-Boas said, ‘I will not go back there.
“It is the championship with the most investment, the best players and teams. But I like to be in a league with a different game philosophy. This is not the case in England. ‘
Villas-Boas went on to manage in both Russia and China after leaving London before taking charge of Marseille in the summer.
His side is seventh in Ligue 1, 12 points behind leader PSG.