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AVB to take time out

Andre Villas-Boas will look to 'refresh his batteries' before considering a return to football after being sacked by Tottenham.

Last Updated: 13/01/14 at 13:26 Post Comment

AVB: I need time out

AVB: I need time out

The 36-year-old former Porto and Chelsea manager left White Hart Lane on December 16 following some inconsistent results despite more than £100million investment following the departure of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.

Villas-Boas was linked with an immediate return to the Barclays Premier League at West Brom, but the Portuguese coach maintains he needs an extended time away before considering where his next position within football will be.

"I have decided to take a break. I want to learn a bit and refresh my batteries, but I can't imagine a life without football," Villas-Boas told Abendzeitung Munich during a visit to Bayern Munich's winter training camp in Qatar.

"I have learnt that it (next job) has to fit 100 percent, and the club has to value the coach."

Villas-Boas was impressed by the work of Bayern coach Pep Guardiola.

He added: "His legacy is already huge, he is highly valued by every coach in the world. It is a honour for me to look over his shoulder

"He has changed football. The way it should be played. He has opened the world's eyes.

"If you look how the top teams in Europe are playing, you see the inspiration he gave with Barcelona."


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