Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas says that he had the opportunity to join French club Paris St Germain in the summer, but he chose not to in order to stay with the Premier league outfit.
Villas-Boas has been at Tottenham for only season after being appointed only last summer. He said in an interview given to the French tabloid that he did not want to change clubs after just one season.
He has not been longer than a season in any of the clubs he has managed so far in his career. Villas-Boas was heavily linked with a move to PSG in the summer after the French club lost their manager Carlo Ancelotti.
The Italian decided to leave PSG for Real Madrid, which left a vacant job at the club that had won the league title only last season. Joining PSG would have given Villas-Boas the access to unlimited funds from the Qatari owners, while the club already has star names like Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani.
Villas-Boas has revealed that he is in constant touch with PSG chairman Nasser, who offered him the role in the summer. The 34-year-old is regarded as one of the young and upcoming managers in world football.
Villas-Boas has also said that he is extremely happy at Tottenham, who have spent £ 100 million this summer, and currently have the shortest Capital One Cup odds of any outside the Big Four.
“I have good relations with Nasser, with whom I speak regularly. With Nasser, we have respect for each other. That PSG approached me was released [to the media] but I wanted to stay a second year in Tottenham, building on the work of last season, making two consecutive seasons in the same club for the first time in my career. I wanted to continue the project here,” said Villas-Boas in an interview ahead of the Chelsea match at White Hart Lane on Saturday.