AVB holds more talks with Spurs… but Levy wants to speak with Blanc, too
21:30 GMT, 19 June 2012
Andre Villas-Boas held a second successive day of discussions with Tottenham on Tuesday over the vacant managerial role.
Following on from Monday's negotiations, the Portuguese's representatives continued talks with Spurs officials as the ex-Chelsea chief stakes his claim to replace Harry Redknapp.
Talks: Villas-Boas held discussions with Tottenham officials on Tuesday
Chairman Daniel Levy wants to speak to France manager Laurent Blanc before deciding on who will be the club's next manager.
Levy, who is making regular trips to
Florida this summer due to family reasons, is still mulling over his
options, including Roberto Martinez and Ralf Rangick.
But Villas-Boas does appear to be a front-runner for the role given the extensive discussions with Tottenham.
French fancy: Spurs chairman Levy wants to speak with Laurent Blanc
As well as appointing a new manager, Levy is also working to ensure prized-assets Luka Modric and Gareth Bale remain at Spurs.
Modric is a target for Real Madrid,
Manchester United and Paris Saint Germain, while Bale has long been
linked with a move away from White Hart Lane.
But with the appointment of a new manager on the horizon, Levy is determined as ever to keep the current squad in tact.