Breaking news out of Europe this morning is that the big spending Paris Saint-Germain have failed in their attempt to lure Tottenham manager Andres Villas-boas to Paris despite offering him what was rumored to be a three year contract, and the chance to compete in the Champions League.
It is thought that the 35-year-old Portuguese manager wanted to show his loyalty to Spurs chairman Daniel Levy following Levy hiring him despite a disastrous spell at Chelsea, and with two years left on his deal at White Hart Lane, he is keen to build a team capable of reaching the Champions League.
It is also thought that he relishes the chance to compete with the man responsible for all the managerial changes Jose Mourinho who left Madrid to take over at Chelsea.
It was Mourinho’s departure from Real Madrid that forced the Spanish giants to look for a new man to put in charge with “Los Blancos” opting for PSG’s Carlo Ancelotti.
With Villas-Boas saying no to the job in France the Qatari owned club have gone for plan B a stop gap in their long term plan of having current Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger move to the Parc de Princes when his contract at the emirates expires in 2014.
According to all the Sports newspapers in France, Italy, and Spain former England manager Fabio Capello has been offered a one-year contract to manage the Ligue 1 Champions.
Currently managing the Russian national team a short term contract would allow the 67-year-old Italian to return to the Russian team for the 2014 World Cup a competition for which they are almost certain to qualify for.