AVB wants club with ‘strong plan’

Andre Villas-Boas, one of the favourites for the vacant Liverpool job, is looking for a club with a “strong technical plan” which has longevity, according to his agent.

The Portuguese is the front runner to replace Kenny Dalglish but has also been linked with Italian club Roma, whose manager Luis Enrique left the club a week ago after a disappointing eighth-placed finish.

Villas-Boas himself was dismissed at Chelsea just eight months after signing a three-year contract as Europe’s hottest managerial property.

The 34-year-old thought the move to Stamford Bridge would be the start of a long-term project but after being unceremoniously dumped by owner Roman Abramovich he is looking for a new opportunity to re-establish his credentials.

“What we are looking for is a strong technical plan, that is solid and durable,” his agent Carlos Goncalves said.

“Villas-Boas would like to return to coaching in these conditions, but if these conditions are not available, we would have no problems not working.

“I won’t confirm or deny contacts with specific clubs. What we are interested in is a technical project, its outlook and a situation that has longevity.

“Liverpool? Again, we look for a club which is very strong and competitive. We will see if there are conditions that will attract us with any club.”

Meanwhile fans supporting the claims of former manager Rafael Benitez have set up a website in an attempt to persuade FSG to speak to the Champions League-winning Spaniard.


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