AVB's revolution continues with Spurs technical director
20:29 GMT, 22 September 2012
Andre Villas-Boas is stepping up his
Tottenham revolution with the imminent arrival of a Continental-style
technical director as the old Harry Redknapp regime is dismantled.
Spurs recently moved into a new
45million training ground and Villas-Boas, having already changed
playing staff, is on the verge of adding a senior figure to his backroom
All change: Andre Villas-Boas
Villas-Boas worked with a technical director at Academica and Porto and is keen to apply the same strategy at Spurs where the whole modus operandi has changed in weeks. He said: 'The structures that surround the club are dependent on the chairman but I'd certainly promote. There are ongoing discussions.'
After getting their season up and running at Reading, Spurs played well in the goalless draw against Lazio in the Europa League and Villas-Boas is hoping for a win against QPR.
'The Reading game gave us a great boost in confidence but it's time to do the job in front of our home fans,' he said.
Villas-Boas, sacked by Chelsea six months ago, says not too much should be read into early-season form, adding: 'The top sides have all dropped points.
'Most are looking for a pattern and style based on the changes they've made. QPR are a bit like us. They've made a lot of outstanding signings but it takes time for everyone to get acquainted. We are trying to evolve from game to game until the players know each better.'
The one constant is that Gareth Bale will maintain the role which suits him. Fans vented their frustration at Bale being played out of position last season but that is now unlikely to happen.
'He feels more comfortable when he's out wide on the left,' said Villas-Boas. 'Certainly we want to get the best out of him because he's an enormous player for us.'
The manager also heaped praise on Moussa Dembele who was sublime against Lazio and seems to have filled the expensive shoes of Luca Modric. 'Moussa is showing his quality,' he said.