AVB plays down Barcelona link

Zenit St Petersburg boss Andre Villas-Boas has played down talk of him taking over from Tata Martino at Barcelona.

Last Updated: 21/04/14 at 11:39 Post Comment

Latest Articles

Transfer news: Sky Bet suspend betting on Radamel Falcao joining Real Madrid

Post comment

Sky Bet suspend betting on Radamel Falcao's next club after seeing him backed at as short as 1/3 to join Real Madrid.

Premier League: Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin in plea after thwarted move

Post comment

Morgan Schneiderlin has appealed to Southampton fans after a thwarted attempt to leave St Mary's.

All Articles

Andre Villas-Boas: Says Barca links are

Andre Villas-Boas: Says Barca links are

Zenit St Petersburg boss Andre Villas-Boas has played down talk of him taking over from Tata Martino as Barcelona boss.

The Portuguese has had to endure a difficult year after what promised so much back in August with Tottenham.

After being sacked by the Spurs hierarchy following an inconsistent start to the campaign, Villas-Boas is currently rebuilding his reputation in Russia with Zenit, and his side's impressive performances have fuelled rumours he could take on a more prestigious role in the summer.

However, with Martino under pressure at Barcelona following their Champions League exit and La Liga woes, Villas-Boas insists he has heard nothing from the Catalan giants.

"All the rumours about my negotiations with Barcelona are completely groundless," Villas-Boas said.

"I've signed the contract with Zenit and I'm set to stay here until its expiry date.

"My work with Zenit is my top priority."

Meanwhile, Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu confirmed no decision has been made on Martino's future and will hold talks with the coach at the end of the season.

Bartomeu told TV3: "We have a lot of respect for Martino, we still have five games left in the league and it is our responsibility to be competitive and keep up the pressure on the leaders.

"A few days after that, I'll be speaking personally to Tata Martino about other things."


New Sky Bet customers: Free matched bet up to £30


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Premier League: Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin in plea after thwarted move

Morgan Schneiderlin has appealed to Southampton fans after a thwarted attempt to leave St Mary's.

Premier League: Chelsea hit Everton for six in nine-goal Goodison Park thriller

Chelsea hit Everton for six in a goal-filled Premier League extravaganza at Goodison Park which finally ended 6-3.

Transfer news: Leicester sign QPR full-back Danny Simpson

Leicester City have signed full-back Danny Simpson from Queens Park Rangers for an undisclosed fee.

Mail Box

Surely A Spurs Fan Should Remember...

...what happened to the fourth Champions League place the last time an English team won the thing. Plus, who would want to pay £60 to watch the current England team?

Ginger Pirlo? Don't Make Me Laugh...

A Sunderland fan in the mailbox is surprised by Jack Colback's call up to the England squad. Plus, thoughts on Welbeck and Liverpool's Champions League draw...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property