Marseille manager Andre Villas-Boas has reportedly rejected an offer to succeed Steve Bruce at Newcastle United. The former Tottenham Hotspur boss has been on the radar of the Magpies’ prospective new owners as they look to make major changes to the squad once their £300million takeover goes through.
However, Villas-Boas currently has plans to see out the remaining 12 months on his contract at the Ligue 1 outfit despite being offered a considerably better salary by the would-be Newcastle owners.
The Portuguese recently claimed in an interview that he will not return the Premier League and called the English game ‘chaotic’.
French newspaper Le Parisien already reported that André Villas-Boas will turn down Marseille’s contract extension. La Provence suggest AVB has already instructed his lawyers to negotiate an amicable departure.
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He told Radio Renascenca: “I wouldn’t go back, it’s the league with the most investment and the best players and teams, but I like being in a league that understands the philosophy of the game in a different way. Everything in England is a little more chaotic.”
Villas-Boas had little success in England during his time in the Premier League. The Marseille boss was sacked by both Chelsea and Tottenham after underwhelming results but he has proved his worth again in Ligue 1.
The 42-year-old took charge at the start of this season and helped Marseille finish second in the league behind champions Paris Saint-Germain. Villas-Boas has lost just six of his 33 games this season, which shows why Newcastle are considering him. But, if his own words are anything to go by, he will not accept the Magpies job this summer.