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AVB: All eyes on Mourinho

Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas expects all eyes to be on his former mentor Jose Mourinho next season following his return to Chelsea.

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Andre Villas-Boas: Expecting Jose Mourinho to be a star attraction in 2013/14

Andre Villas-Boas: Expecting Jose Mourinho to be a star attraction in 2013/14

Mourinho is back in English football, and back at Stamford Bridge, after five years away in Italy with Inter Milan and Spain with Real Madrid.

He has been charged with the task of replicating his previous success in west London, with his arrival at Chelsea in 2004 providing the spark for two Premier League title successes and five major trophy triumphs.

Villas-Boas - who worked alongside his fellow Portuguese at Porto, Chelsea and Inter - is convinced that Mourinho will be a star attraction next term.

He feels his presence can only be beneficial to a club that will be hoping to keep Spurs outside of the top four in 2013/14, with Mourinho a manager who knows what it takes to win and how to get the best out of those at his disposal.

Villas-Boas said: "It won't be possible to take your eyes away from Mourinho.

"One of his characteristics - and I don't say it in a negative way - is to deviate attentions, positive and negative, in such a way that the team is only worried about winning."

Meanwhile, Villas-Boas is also looking forward to seeing how quickly another top-flight boss to have accepted a new post this summer settles in new surroundings, with David Moyes needing to hit the ground running at Old Trafford if Manchester United are to retain the fear factor established during Sir Alex Ferguson's reign.

Villas-Boas added: "The fear that came from playing Alex Ferguson's sides made everything harder and that may still continue if adaptation is fast.

"That is something that I am curious to see."

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worry about these types of conclusions on a teams brilliance when it was very clear that Argentina had 4 chances where they really should have scored and on chances alone then it would have been the more pragmatic Argentinians who would be the best in the world. I like the Germany team but this just shows that even with planning it relies on a great deal of luck and finding your opponents at just the right time.

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Reward At Last For Years Of Careful Planning

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e all know the British public don't have the patience to plan for 14 years. No chance. As soon as our young players don't win the world cup they get harrassed and abused to the point of mental breakdown. No, England likes to react to failure by sacking the manager and tearing up their best laid plans in favour of something shiny and new to keep the knee jerkers happy.

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lad Messi was player of the tournament, there was no-one more deserving. Except Robben. And James Rodriguez. Or Muller and half the Germany team etc etc

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